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Sustainable Polymer Composites: Functionality and Applications

Edited by Fengwei (David) Xie, University of Warwick, UK

Due to the alarming environmental issues and our heavy reliance on finite resources, sustainability has been widely recognised as one of the most important goals of our research and technology development. Given this, sustainable materials, which are based on renewable resources and/or degradable under certain conditions into harmless substances, have attracted extensive interest. In particular, the smart design of sustainable polymer composites could endow such materials with appealing functionality, making them have enormous potential for many applications such as in packaging, construction, health, environmental and agricultural areas.
This special collection in Functional Composite Materials is concerned with the structure, properties, and functionality of sustainable polymer composites and how these aspects are tailored by the chemistry and engineering of the materials. 

New articles will be added to the collection as they are published.


  1. Biodegradable films based on thermoplastic corn starch (TPS) and copper particles with antimicrobial capacity were developed. Copper nanoparticles (Cu) and silica coated copper microparticles (Si-Cu) in the ra...

    Authors: Olivia V. López, María E. Villanueva, Guillermo J. Copello and Marcelo A. Villar

    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2020 1:6

    Content type: Research

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