Among various materials used in our everyday life, polymers play the most imperative role along with their use in a number of industries for versatile applications. Polymers play a key role in the economy of the most of the countries of modern world since last century and have become indispensable part of everyday's life. Compared to the traditional petroleum-based polymers, the usage of materials that can be procured form our nature is rising very rapidly in a number of applications. Indeed the sustainable development through the use of environmental friendly bio-based polymeric materials has become the hottest topic of conversation as well as research all around the globe during the last few years. Bio-based polymeric materials obtained from the nature are emerging as a potential viable alternative to traditional synthetic materials. In this chapter, we have given a concise overview of some of the commercially important bio-based polymers that are industrially important.
|Title of host publication||Surface Modification of Biopolymers|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Print publication - 8 May 2015|
- Natural cellulosic fibers
- Poly(3-hydroxyalkanoates) (PHAs)
- Surface modification