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Agro-materials : a bibliographic review

Rouilly, Antoine and Rigal, Luc Agro-materials : a bibliographic review. (2002) Polymer Reviews, vol. 42 (n° 4). pp. 441-479. ISSN 1558-3724

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1081/MC-120015987

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, on the other hand the utilization of raw biopolymers, which is the object of this paper. From this perspective, the “plastic” properties of natural polymers, the caracteristics of the different classes of polymers, the use of charge in vegetable matrix and the possible means of improving the durability of these agro-materials are reviewed.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Taylor & Francis editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/home~db=all The original PDF of the article can be found at Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part C: Polymer Reviewsa website : http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=jour~content=t713597276
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-Industrielle - LCA (Toulouse, France) - Fractionnement et transformation des agroressources
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Deposited By: Antoine Rouilly

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