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.
|Title of host publication||Polypropylene-Based Biocomposites and Bionanocomposites|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Nov 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Engineering (all)
- Materials Science (all)