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Emmanuel Flores Huicochea

Instituto Politécnico Nacional


Molecular Interaction Rheology DSC Intrinsic Viscosity FTIR Biopolymer-Biopolymer Blends Mechanical Properties Barrier Properites Nanomaterial Biobased Bioplastic Modified Starch Gelatin

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About the book

Since the commercial use of polymers, the charge has been used at the beginning to reduce the cost of production. However, polymer fillers have provided a wide spectrum of applications in several areas. Today there is a lot of information available about the use of fillers in polymers.

The global concern about the contamination of plastics and microplastics has caused many countries to ban the use of plastic bags and straws. Biopolymers are the natural alternative to polymers, due to low cost and biodegradation, but they have disadvantages such as a poor barrier and mechanical properties. The use of fillers in mixtures of biopolymers, biopolymers-polymers has as the main idea to improve the mechanical and barrier properties.

The main scope of the book is to provide information on the use of fillers in biopolymers, in areas such as basic research related to the molecular interaction between fillers and biopolymers, using techniques such as rheology, intrinsic viscosity, IFTR, among others. The practical applications of fillers and biopolymers can also be reviewed in several areas such as (but not limited to) food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals.

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Date completed: September 27th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: December 17th 2019

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Review results due: March 6th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 5th 2020

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About the editor

Emmanuel Flores Huicochea

Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Dr. Emmanuel Flores Huicochea obtained his bachelor's degree from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos and later obtained a Ph.D. degree from the Chemistry Faculty, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Engineering in 2013. He has been a full-time researcher and associate professor of postgraduate in the Centro de Desarrollo de Productos Bióticos belonging to Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México, additionally, he has contributed in research projects and has published research papers and book chapters. His investigation topics are related to starch modification and use in order to produce bioplastics added with lignocellulosic to use like a barrier or disposable container.

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