1st Edition

Biopolymers and Biopolymer Blends Fundamentals, Processes, and Emerging Applications

    396 Pages 107 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Biopolymer and Biopolymer Blends: Fundamentals, Processes, and Emerging Applications showcases the potential of biopolymers as alternative sources to conventional nonbiodegradable petroleum-based polymers. It discusses fundamentals of biopolymers and biopolymer blends from natural and synthetic sources, synthesis, and characterization. It also describes development of desired performance for specific applications in 3D printing and other emerging applications in industry, including packaging, pulp and paper, agriculture, biomedical, and marine.

    • Introduces the fundamentals, synthesis, processing, and structural and functional properties of biopolymers and biopolymer blends
    • Explains the fundamental framework of biopolymer blends in 3D printing, featuring current technologies, printing materials, and commercialization of biopolymers in 3D printing
    • Reviews emerging applications, including active food packaging, electronic, antimicrobial, environmental, and more
    • Discusses current challenges and futures prospects.

    Providing readers with a detailed overview of the latest advances in the field and a wealth of applications, this work will appeal to researchers in materials science and engineering, biotechnology, and related disciplines.

    1. Biopolymer Composites: Processing, Surface Modification and Characteristics. 2. Biodegradation and Compostable of Biopolymers. 3. State-of-the-Art Natural Biopolymers for Bionanocomposites. 4. A Review on Biopolymers in 3D Printing Technology. 5. Applications of Biopolymers Blends and Biopolymers-Based Nanocomposites. 6. Starch-Based Film with Essential Oil for Antimicrobial Packaging. 7. Chitosan-Based Chemical Sensors: Sensing Mechanism Detection Capacity. 8. Seaweed-Based Biopolymers for Sustainable Applications. 9. Characteristics and Performance of Emerging Biopolymers from Sugar Palm Starch for Packaging. 10. Biopolymers for Biomedical Applications: Modifications and Performance. 11. Crosslinking Networks of Functional Biopolymer Hydrogels. 12. Current Challenges and Future Prospects of Biopolymers Blends and Biopolymer-Based Nanocomposites


    H.P.S Abdul Khalil, F.I.M.M.M., (U.K.), F.I.A.A.M. (Sweden), has served at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) since 1992 and is Senior Professor at the School of Industrial Technology, USM.

    M.R. Nurul Fazita is Senior Lecturer of Industrial Technology at Universiti Sains Malaysia. She completed her doctoral degree in biocomposites from The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

    N. Mohd Nurazzi is Senior Lecturer at the School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He was awarded a PhD from Universiti Putra Malaysia in Materials Engineering.