Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers
iSmithers Rapra Publishing, 2005 - Science - 534 pages
In recent years the use of renewable resources as chemical feedstocks for the synthesis of polymeric materials has attracted considerable attention due to the finite nature of traditional petrochemical derived compounds in addition to economic and environmental considerations. A key goal of the coming years will be the development of sustainable raw materials for the chemical industry that will replace current fossil-based feedstocks. This book gives a thorough overview of the manufacture and uses of low environmental impact polymers.
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Enzyme Catalysis in the Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers
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2 Checklist for the preparation of an LCA
PolyLactic Acid and Copolyesters
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