Recent advances in bio-based polymers and composites: Preface to the BiPoCo 2012 Special Section

B. Imre, B. Pukánszky

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Abstract

The increasing environmental awareness of the society has become an important factor in recent decades affecting legislation, commerce and industry as well as research and development to a great extent. The ability of natural systems to fulfill a certain function, on the other hand, lies in their complexity, thus virgin, extracted natural compounds can rarely be applied without modification. Lignin, for instance, represents a renewable source of aromatic compounds being able to provide a wide range of chemicals. Synthetic phenolic antioxidants are widely applied as stabilizers for polyolefins and many other polymers to protect them during processing and application. The possible effect of the reaction products of these compounds on the environment as well as on human health, however, raised several questions recently, thus their substitution with environmentally friendly alternatives would be highly desirable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1146-1150
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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