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Journal of Applied Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 135)
Polymer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89)
European Polymer Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Plastic and Polymer Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Additives for Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Reinforced Plastics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Polymer Engineering & Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Polymer Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
ACS Applied Polymer Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Chinese Journal of Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Acta Polymerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Polymer Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Polymer Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Polymeric Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Polymer Science Part C : Polymer Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Polymer-Plastics Technology and Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Polymer Science Series B     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Polymer Science, Series A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Polymer Science Series C     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Polymer Science Series D     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Iranian Journal of Polymer Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Microplastics and Nanoplastics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
High Performance Polymers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Polymers and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Polymer Processing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Cellular Plastics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Plastic Film and Sheeting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Plastics Engineering     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Polymers from Renewable Resources     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Biobased Plastics     Open Access  
Polymers and Polymer Composites     Hybrid Journal  
SPE Polymers     Open Access  
Majalah Kulit, Karet, dan Plastik     Open Access  
Cirugia Plastica Ibero-Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Journal of Elastomers and Plastics     Hybrid Journal  
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Polymers from Renewable Resources
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  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 2041-2479 - ISSN (Online) 2045-1377
Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [1175 journals]
  • Preparation and characterization of antibacterial gels of
           galactomannan/ZnO nanocomposite in carbopol-based matrix using mesquite
           seeds as the biopolymer source

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      Authors: DC Bouttier-Figueroa, JA García-Valenzuela, M Cota-Leal, RE Robles-Zepeda, M Sotelo-Lerma
      Abstract: Polymers from Renewable Resources, Ahead of Print.
      Nanocomposite gels are novel materials mainly used in the medical field for the control drug release and distribution. In this study, the effect of the concentration of galactomannan/zinc oxide nanocomposite in a polymeric Carbopol matrix to obtain a functional nanocomposite gel was studied. The swelling, thermogravimetric, rheological, and antibacterial properties against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were evaluated. The results indicate that there is a direct effect between the amount of the employed nanocomposite and the properties studied in the gels. In this regard, we present a formulation that demonstrates that the prepared nanocomposite gel has ideal properties to be used in the medical field as an antibacterial agent.
      Citation: Polymers from Renewable Resources
      PubDate: 2022-10-22T08:44:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/20412479221135379
       
  • Synthesis of a bifunctional EDTA–carboxymethyl chitosan derivative and
           its potential as an adsorbent for the removal of Cu2+ ions from aqueous
           solutions

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      Authors: Kavindya Weerasinghe, Sudantha Liyanage, Upul R Kumarasinghe, Asitha T Cooray
      Abstract: Polymers from Renewable Resources, Ahead of Print.
      Chitosan is a well-studied biomaterial which has been widely used for environmental applications as an efficient natural polymer for the adsorption and removal of metal ions. Owing to its unique properties, chitosan shows good metal-binding behavior toward several different metal ions such as Cu2+, Zn2+, Cd2+, Ni2+, Co2+, and Ca2+. Chemical modifications with the introduction of functional groups have been carried out extensively and thereby producing various chitosan derivatives to increase the selectivity and adsorption capacity toward metal ions. The present work focuses on two such monofunctional derivatives, namely, carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC) and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid chitosan (EDTA-CS) which have been recognized as excellent adsorbents for metal removal. The main objective of this study was to synthesize a new bifunctional chitosan derivative, namely, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid–carboxymethyl chitosan (EDTA-CMC) by attaching both carboxymethyl and EDTA functional groups on the polymer backbone and thereby enhancing its metal-binding properties. The bifunctional derivative synthesis was conducted by combining the procedures of synthesis of CMC and EDTA-CS. Newly synthesized EDTA-CMC derivative was characterized by Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope analysis, and thermogravimetric analysis. Adsorption properties of EDTA-CMC were investigated with Cu2+ ions which produced an adsorption capacity of 111.90 mg g−1 for 1000.0 mg/L and 12.20 mg g−1 for 10.00 mg/L Cu2+ solutions. The preliminary results revealed that EDTA-CMC is an effective adsorbent than CMC to remove Cu2+ in aqueous samples. The effects of pH, initial concentration, and mass of the adsorbent in the adsorption process were studied. Under the optimized parameters of an adsorbent dosage of 10.00 mg and pH 5.5, a comparable maximum adsorption capacity up to 112.44 mg g−1 was achieved with a 150.00 mg/L of Cu2+ solution. Furthermore, EDTA-CMC showed good adsorption performance even after five cycles of regeneration.
      Citation: Polymers from Renewable Resources
      PubDate: 2022-09-05T10:21:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/20412479221122970
       
  • Understanding the role of TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofiber on natural
           rubber latex nanocomposites

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      Authors: Vijayalekshmi V, Poornima Vijayan P, Midhun Dominic CD, Sabu Thomas
      Abstract: Polymers from Renewable Resources, Ahead of Print.
      Cellulose nanofibers (CNF) were isolated from raw cotton fibers via 2, 2, 6, 6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl (TEMPO) oxidation process. The isolated CNF were morphologically characterized using Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Entangled fibrous morphology with diameter in nano regime (15–20 nm) has been observed for the isolated nanofibers. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirms the high crystallinity of the isolated CNF. Further, the isolated CNF was used to reinforce natural rubber (NR) latex films. The crystallographic, morphological, and spectroscopic analysis of the NR/CNF nanocomposites was carried out. A strong interaction between the CNF and NR matrix has been identified and which reflects in the thermal stability and swelling behavior of NR/CNF nanocomposite films in toluene. The uniform dispersion and tangling effect of CNF along with strong NR-CNF interaction restrict the uptake of solvent through NR matrix.
      Citation: Polymers from Renewable Resources
      PubDate: 2022-08-27T05:15:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/20412479221122271
       
  • Effect of varying processing temperatures on the mechanical and
           microstructural properties of kenaf fibre-ABS composites for moderate
           temperature applications

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      Authors: M. M Owen, E. O Achukwu, I. O. Arukalam, A. Z Romli
      Abstract: Polymers from Renewable Resources, Ahead of Print.
      Epoxy-coated Kenaf fibre-ABS (EKF-ABS) and uncoated kenaf fibre-ABS (KF-ABS) composites have been developed with the main objective to appraise the effect of varying processing temperatures on the mechanical and microstructural properties of the composites. FTIR spectroscopy was used to analyse the physico-chemical composition of the fibres, while SEM was used to examine the surface performance of the fibre before and after epoxy-coating. Thermal, mechanical and microstructural properties of the composites were characterized. The obtained results showed that the EKF-ABS composite exhibited better tensile, flexural and fatigue strengths and interfacial bonding than the KF-ABS composite. It was also observed that the processing temperatures (200, 220 and 240°C) did not cause significant change in the tensile and flexural strengths of EKF-ABS composite, but influenced markedly the fatigue behaviours of the composites. The impact strength, absorbed energy and fatigue strength of EKF-ABS composite were observed to be better than those of the KF-ABS composite, and are maximum at 200°C.
      Citation: Polymers from Renewable Resources
      PubDate: 2022-08-22T04:48:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/20412479221122676
       
  • Radiation modification and characterization of polyvinyl
           alcohol/starch/citric acid/glycerol bioblend film

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      Authors: Ashraf M Abdel-Ghaffar, Hussein E Ali
      Abstract: Polymers from Renewable Resources, Ahead of Print.
      Blend films of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) with starch (St) were obtained by casting method. The effect of different contents of glycerol (Glyc) and citric acid (CA) was investigated. The successful preparations of different compositions were shown by FTIR analysis. The bioblend film of PVA/St/CA/Glyc with a composition of (2:1:1/10 vol %) was selected due to its water resistance, higher mechanical properties, and good thermal stability than other prepared bioblend films. Further improvements were obtained by irradiation with gamma rays at a dose of 10 kGy, where the water resistance was highly reduced and the tensile strength strongly improved. The thermal stability increased with the increasing of irradiation doses up to 30 kGy. The modified thermal and mechanical properties of the selected film either non-irradiated or irradiated were compared with widely used commercially packaging films such as LDPE and PP films. Compared to commercially packaging films, the selected PVA/St bioblend film has higher tensile properties, good and closely thermal properties either non-irradiated or irradiated one. Hence, the study showed the development of modified PVA/St bioblend film, which can be used in many fields such as the packaging industry.
      Citation: Polymers from Renewable Resources
      PubDate: 2022-08-21T02:44:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/20412479221122298
       
  • Poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate)/poly(hydroxybutyrate) blend films and
           their thermal, mechanical and gas barrier properties

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      Authors: Enni Luoma, Teijo Rokkonen, Amélie Tribot, Kalle Nättinen, Jussi Lahtinen
      Abstract: Polymers from Renewable Resources, Ahead of Print.
      Depleting fossil resources and plastic pollution have generated an increasing demand for development of renewable and biodegradable polymers. Among other applications, packaging films are at the forefront of the scene. Poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) (PBSA) is an interesting biopolymer due to its flexibility and good processability. However, its poor barrier properties limit the range of applications. On the contrary, poly(hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) biopolymer reveals good barrier performance, as well as stiffness and fast biodegradation rate. However, PHB drawbacks are its brittleness and difficult processability. By physical blending approach, a solution was delivered to overcome the shortcomings of these biopolymers, resulting in tailored properties of the films. PHB improved barrier performance of the blend film while flexible PBSA contributed to easier processability and better ductility. In this study, biobased and biodegradable blend films were produced in pilot-scale. The effects of PBSA/PHB blending were extensively studied by tensile testing, water and oxygen barrier testing, and thermal analysis. PBSA/PHB blend films exhibited improved Young’s modulus in comparison to neat PBSA. With 50 wt% PHB content, modulus of blend film was increased by 554% compared to pure PBSA film. The ductility of blend films decreased as a function of PHB content, becoming completely brittle at 50 wt%. It was found that barrier properties of PBSA/PHB films improved in comparison to neat PBSA. Oxygen transmission test results showed that oxygen permeability decreased as a function of PHB content. Similar trend was observed with water vapour permeation properties.
      Citation: Polymers from Renewable Resources
      PubDate: 2022-06-30T06:16:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/20412479221112176
       
  • Experimental and theoretical validation of nano filters fabricated through
           green synthesized silver nanoparticles

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      Authors: Kuravappullam V Radha, Veerasamy Gopalakrishnan, Aarcha Jayakumar
      Abstract: Polymers from Renewable Resources, Ahead of Print.
      The present study focuses on fabrication of nanofibrous membrane to filter microbial aerosols using silver nanoparticles. Nanofibrous membrane was formed with silver nanoparticles (AgNp) and polyvinyl butyral (PVB) using electro spinning technology. The optimized nanofibers were characterized for the effective formation, morphology, and thermal sensitivity using High Resolution Scanning Electron microscopy (HR-SEM), Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and Thermo gravimetric study (TGA). Chemical components present in the aqueous leaf extract that reduces the monovalent silver were identified using Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. HR-SEM analysis confirmed homogenous fiber diameter with smooth surface for the obtained AgNPs-PVB membranes. The PVB loaded AgNPs have shown up to 19% weight loss at 956°C which was ascertained through TGA. Microbial loading on the filter, microbial survival, filtration efficiency, and antimicrobial efficiency of the fabricated membrane were evaluated. The fabricated membrane exhibited both bacterial and fungal filtration efficiency to an extent of 98.81% and 98.85%, respectively. Experimental data were compared theoretically using predicted mathematical model that established best fitting and was highly compatible.
      Citation: Polymers from Renewable Resources
      PubDate: 2022-06-29T03:45:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/20412479221109878
       
  • Effect of Agave Americana fibers content on morphology and mechanical,
           rheological, and thermal properties of
           poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) biocomposites

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      Authors: Celia Idres, Mustapha Kaci, Nadjet Dehouche, Carole Lainé, Stéphane Bruzaud
      First page: 191
      Abstract: Polymers from Renewable Resources, Ahead of Print.
      Green biocomposites based on poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBHHx) reinforced with Agave Americana fibers (AAF) were elaborated by melt compounding at various fiber content ratios, that is, 10, 20, and 30 wt.%. Morphology before and after tensile testing, rheological, viscoelastic, mechanical, and thermal properties of the biocomposite samples were investigated with respect to the AAF content. Tensile and DMA data showed a significant increase in both Young’s modulus and storage modulus of PHBHHx biocomposites with the AAF content, however, more relevant at 30 wt.%. However, a slight decrease in tensile strength and strain at break was observed, while thermal stability remained almost unchanged whatever the AAF content. The study highlighted the reinforcement effect of AAF in PHBHHx biocomposite materials, in particular at filler content of 30 wt. %.
      Citation: Polymers from Renewable Resources
      PubDate: 2022-09-21T04:25:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/20412479221128962
       
  • Rice husk ash: Economical and high-quality natural-based reinforcing
           filler for linear low-density and high-density polyethylene

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      Authors: Hamed Nazarpour-Fard
      First page: 206
      Abstract: Polymers from Renewable Resources, Ahead of Print.
      Rice husk ash (RiHA) was employed as the bio-originated and inexpensive filler prepared from agricultural wastes for reinforcing high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy showed ∼80.82% for the silica content of RiHA as well as the values of other components present in this bio-based filler. The composites were obtained via melt mixing followed by the compression molding by the hot press forming. Characterization of the composites by FT-IR spectroscopy revealed that the filler has the sheer effects on the vibrational bands of the polymers. The usage of X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis to investigate the d-spacing values and the crystallinity of the samples, exhibited the increase of d-spacing upon reinforcing the polymers with RiHA. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images showed an average size of 32 µm for the irregular RiHA particles which uniformly dispersed in the polymeric matrices. The energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis displayed C, O, and Si as the main constituting elements of the composites and alternatively confirmed the well dispersion of the filler particles into the polymer matrices. The mechanical measurements showed the significant improvements in Young’s modulus, yield stress, and hardness results of the polymers after reinforcing with the rice husk ash. For example, Young’s modulus of HDPE was increased ∼15% after incorporating 7 wt.% of RiHA into this polymer. These mechanical properties of the polymers were increased upon increasing the RiHA content, while the parameter of elongation at break was decreased.
      Citation: Polymers from Renewable Resources
      PubDate: 2022-09-24T07:25:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/20412479221128965
       
  • β-chitosan-clay films: Characterization and antibacterial study using
           response surface methodology

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      Authors: Mohamed Hajjaji, Abdelhakim Alagui, Nicolas Joly, Patrick Martin
      First page: 223
      Abstract: Polymers from Renewable Resources, Ahead of Print.
      Properties of the chitosan films can be improved by incorporating clay minerals. So, solvent-cast films of the β-chitosan containing stevensite-rich or kaolinitic-illitic clays (up to 50 mass %) were characterized for their structural and mechanical properties. The effects of molecular weight (MW) and deacetylation degree (DD) of chitosan and the clay/chitosan mass ratio on the inhibition growth of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were studied using the response surface methodology (RSM). The films consisted of exfoliated/intercalated or flocculated composites, and the electrostatic bonds formed between the functional moieties of the chitosan and the clay particles active sites essentially influenced their mechanical strength. The results of the study using RSM showed that the optimal value of MW required for the inhibition of the bacteria varied according to the film used, and high antibacterial activity necessitated high DD (89–97%).
      Citation: Polymers from Renewable Resources
      PubDate: 2022-09-26T07:07:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/20412479221128967
       
 
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