Polypropylene (PP)/Starch-Based Biocomposites and Bionanocomposites

Saviour A. Umoren, Moses M. Solomon

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The vision of replacing conventional plastics which are derived from non-renew- able sources with bioplastics of natural origin is essential to eco-system preserva- tion and a secure future. This century has witnessed an increase in the production and utilization of biocomposites and bionanocomposites. Various methods of preparation and characterization of polypropylene/starch-based biocomposites and bionano composites are discussed in this chapter. Application of PP/starch- based biocomposites and bionanocomposites in biomedical, packaging, automo- tive, military, coating, fire retardant, aerospace, and optical sectors are also covered. The recycling and lifetime studies conducted on PP/starch-based biocomposites and bionanocomposites are equally highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolypropylene-Based Biocomposites and Bionanocomposites
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781119283621
ISBN (Print)9781119283560
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Biocomposites
  • Bionanocomposites
  • Biopropylene
  • Extrusion
  • Plastics
  • Polymer
  • Polypropylene
  • Starch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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