International Journal of Polymer Science

Environmental Friendly Polymer Materials for Sustainable Development


Publishing date
25 Oct 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
20 Jun 2013

Lead Editor

1Key Laboratory of Rubber-Plastics, Ministry of Education, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong 266042, China

2Trent Biomaterials Research Center, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada

3Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3800, Australia

4Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China


Environmental Friendly Polymer Materials for Sustainable Development

Description

The environmental friendly polymers contain the polymers or their composites which are either biodegradable or biobased (from renewable resources). Their carbon-neutral lifecycle may reduce the emission of carbon dioxide and the dependence on petroleum-based materials, and then reduce the human footprint on the environment. Due to the concerns with the current increasing environmental issues and depletion of petroleum oil, it is definitely necessary for both academic and industry to attach the great importance to the development of the environmental friendly polymers materials or “green materials.” In fact, the significant achievements in this field have been obtained by chemists, physicists, and engineers who recognized the importance of developing environmentally responsible materials.

The environmental friendly materials involve the fields of green chemistry, biodegradable, and bio-based materials at the structural, chemical, and physical level, as well as the utilization of principles to reduce or eliminate hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and application of chemical products. We are greatly interested in topics about the biodegradable polymers, biobased polymers, green chemistry for polymer science, natural resources polymer composites, environmental friendly engineering process, etc. We highly invite investigators from both academic and industry to contribute their original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing effort to give us a green environment. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent development in biodegradable polymers, biobased polymers, green chemistry, and engineering in polymer science
  • Synthesis and development of biobased and biodegradable polymers or polymer nanocomposites
  • Environmentally benign methods for polymers synthesis
  • Natural renewable resources polymer composites for functional or biodegradable materials
  • Application of environmentally friendly materials
  • Investigation on physical-mechanical properties of environmentally friendly materials
  • Environmentally benign processing and manufacturing of polymers
  • New renewable resources for polymer science
  • Experimental and theoretical investigation on the structure, physical-mechanical properties, and application of natural biopolymers
  • Preparation and characterization of novel biopolymers

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijps/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijps/envir/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 107028
  • - Editorial

Environmental Friendly Polymer Materials for Sustainable Development

Aihua He | Shaojun Li | ... | Zhou Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 146509
  • - Research Article

Ingredient of Biomass Packaging Material and Compare Study on Cushion Properties

Fangyi Li | Kaikai Guan | ... | Jianfeng Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 435073
  • - Research Article

Potential of Cellulose-Based Superabsorbent Hydrogels as Water Reservoir in Agriculture

C. Demitri | F. Scalera | ... | A. Maffezzoli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 867934
  • - Research Article

Preparation of Polyaniline-Doped Fullerene Whiskers

Bingzhe Wang | Xin Gao | Guangzhe Piao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 436021
  • - Research Article

Totally Ecofriendly Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Aqueous Dissolutions of Polysaccharides

M. A. Garza-Navarro | J. A. Aguirre-Rosales | ... | V. González-González
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 616859
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Application of a Novel Polyamide Charring Agent for Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Polypropylene

Jie Liu | Jiayou Xu | ... | Yongheng Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 564319
  • - Research Article

A Comparative Cytotoxic Evaluation of Acrylamide and Diacetone Acrylamide to Investigate Their Suitability for Holographic Photopolymer Formulations

Dervil Cody | Alan Casey | ... | Emilia Mihaylova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 315917
  • - Research Article

Preparation of Higher Molecular Weight Poly (L-lactic Acid) by Chain Extension

Chenguang Liu | Yuliang Jia | Aihua He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 175609
  • - Research Article

A Nanocellulose Polypyrrole Composite Based on Tunicate Cellulose

Dawei Zhang | Qing Zhang | ... | Guangzhe Piao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 937284
  • - Research Article

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectral Analysis of Polyisoprene of a Different Microstructure

Dongmei Chen | Huafeng Shao | ... | Baochen Huang
International Journal of Polymer Science
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