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Research Project: Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks

Location: Bioproducts Research

Title: Bionanocomposites

item MEDEIROS, ELITON SOUTO DE - Universidade Federal Da Paraiba (UFPB)
item SANTOS, AMELIA - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Norte
item DUFRESNE, ALAIN - Grenoble Inp-Pagora, Laboratoire Genie Des Procedes Papetiers
item Orts, William
item MATTOSO, LUIZ - Embrapa

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/10/2013
Publication Date: 10/20/2013
Citation: Medeiros, E., Santos, A.S., Dufresne, A., Orts, W.J., Mattoso, L.H. 2013. Bionanocomposites. In: Sabu, Thomas, Kuruvilla, Joseph, Malhotra, S.K, Koichi, Goda, Sreekala, M.S., editors. Polymer composites. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-VCH. p. 361-430.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Commonly used polymeric materials, many of which are derived from petroleum, pose problems after their intended life-span. The fast-paced consumption of petroleum (roughly 100'000 times faster than nature can replenish) and the general disposal possibilities, incineration and land filling contribute to the unsustainability of the current situation [1] and imply future problems in supplying advanced materials. This fact has created the urgent need for replacing petroleum-based polymers by renewable and biodegradable ones. As a result, there has been a growing effort to develop new biodegradable materials from environment-friendly, biodegradable, and renewable resources whose feasibility in suiting their properties to a particular application can result in easily tailored materials such as bionanocomposites.