publication . Article . 2002


Antoine Rouilly; Luc Rigal;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Jan 2002 Journal: Polymer Reviews (issn: 1558-3724, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: France
ABSTRACT Facing the problems of plastic recycling and fossil resources exhaustion, the use of biomass to conceive new materials appears like a reasonable solution. Two axes of research are nowadays developed: on the one hand the synthesis of biodegradable plastics, whichever the methods may be, and on the other hand the utilization of raw biopolymers, which is the object of this article. From this perspective, the “plastic” properties of natural polymers, the characteristics of the different classes of polymers, the use of charge in vegetable matrices, and the possible means of improving the durability of these agro-materials are reviewed.
free text keywords: Matériaux, Polymères, Agro-material, Biopolymer, Biodegradable, Polysaccharide, Protein, Lignin, Fiber, Lipid, Biochemical engineering, New materials, Composite material, Natural polymers, Biomass, Plastic recycling, Materials science
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