6th International Conference on Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers (BIOPOL-2017)

Event Date: 
Monday, 11 September, 2017 to Wednesday, 13 September, 2017
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The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for scientists from both academia and industry (researchers, students and company professionals from all over the world) to exchange up-to-date ideas on current research and new applications of biobased and/or biodegradable polymer materials.

Conference topics:

- Bioplastics from natural polymers, directly extracted from biomass:
Polysaccharides
Proteins
Bacterial polymers

- Thermoplastic and thermosetting bioplastics, indirectly produced from biomass:
Poly(lactic acid) and Bio-polyesters .
Glyceride based materials from vegetable oils
Materials based on polyols extracted from biomass

- Bioproduction, biotech & biodegradability:
Biocatalysis and biotechnological production
Enzymatic production and modification
Biodegradation, eco-toxicity, LCA

- Multiphase systems:
Bio-based blends
Biocomposites and nano-biocomposites

- Industrial applications
Bio-based and/or biodegradable packaging
Bio-based building materials
Materials for health-care

- Valorization of agro-residues and wastes for synthesis of monomers and chemicals

Special issues of the Nanocomposites (Taylor & Francis), Polymer International (Wiley), Polymer Degradationa nd Stability (Elsevier) and Journal of Renewable Materials (Scrivener Publishers) will be published with selected papers from BIOPOL-2017.