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Topic: "Bio polymers"

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      Journal of Polymer & Composites (JoPC)

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       Polymer Applications

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      Deadline for Publication

      December 30, 2022

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    Petroleum-derived polymers are widely used in a variety of industries, including packaging, transportation, household, construction, and aerospace. This is because they have intriguing qualities including lightweight and powerful mechanical capabilities. Despite this, recent years have seen a significant increase in research on a new class of polymers, notably biopolymers (such as proteins and polysaccharides) and biobased polymers (e.g., polylactide and bio-polyesters). These biopolymers and biobased polymers have already undergone a considerable effort to replace conventional oil-based polymers. An important factor in this is the fact that the extensive usage of non-biodegradable synthetic polymers for many years has had a detrimental effect on human health and irreparably harmed the ecosystem.

    The most promising sectors today are bio-polymers, which have an endlessly expanding field of study. Therefore, the Journal of Polymer & Composites has created a special issue where researchers may submit their research papers based on these popular issues, where they will be using Biopolymers and will provide the world with ground-breaking research.

    The organic materials found in natural sources are known as biopolymers. The Greek terms which stand for nature and living things are the source of the phrase biopolymer. Biopolymers are large macromolecules made up of a great number of repeating units. A single molecule is described as a macromolecule by the IUPAC. The biopolymers are discovered to be biocompatible and biodegradable, making them helpful in a variety of applications, including edible films, emulsions, packaging materials, and medical implants including organs, wound healing, tissue scaffolds, and dressing materials in the pharmaceutical sectors. This review & major objective is to impart some knowledge about biopolymers and their applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

    The most frequent macromolecules are biopolymers, which are made up of enormous non-polymeric molecules like lipids and macrocycles as well as nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Examples of synthetic macromolecules include plastics, synthetic fibres, and research materials like carbon nanotubes. Their molecular backbones may include a variety of chemical side chains that help the molecules function in addition to repeating units of nucleic acids, saccharides, or amino acids. Two examples of biopolymers discovered in microbes or genetically modified organisms using conventional chemical procedures are polylactic acid (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). These comprise proteins from milk or collagen as well as carbohydrates from cellulose.


    * Polymers from renewable resources
    * Natural polymers
    * Biopolymers
    * Polysaccharides
    * Biobased polymers
    * Bio-polyesters
    * Biomass-derived polymers
    * Biodegradable polymers
    * Polymer engineering
    * Polymer composites
    * Sustainable materials
    * Biodegradable materials
    * Bioplastics
    * Chemical modification
    * Processing technologies

    Manuscript Submission information

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    Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent on email address:[email protected] for announcement on this website.

    Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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