Surface Modification of Biopolymers: An Overview

Manju Kumari Thakur*, Ashvinder Kumar Rana, Yang Liping, Amar Singh Singha, Vijay Kumar Thakur

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurface Modification of Biopolymers
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781119044901
ISBN (Print)9781118669556
Publication statusPrint publication - 8 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Agar
  • Biopolymers
  • Chitosan
  • Natural cellulosic fibers
  • Poly(3-hydroxyalkanoates) (PHAs)
  • Starch
  • Surface modification


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