Bioplastics and Bionanocomposites Based on Nanoclays and Other Nanofillers

A. H. Bhat*, Imran Khan, Mohd Amil Usmani, Jahangir Ahmad Rather

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This chapter provides an overall review on the latest progress in the research and development of bionanocomposites that are utilized in various applications such as packaging, durable goods, electronics and biomedical applications. The rise of biobased materials is guided by its renewability, low carbon footprint and biodegradability issues and by virtue of which vast applications of these materials are already available. The bionanocomposites provides a better alternative for the various drawbacks which can be found in the biobased polymer matrix materials. Some of the issues of low strength, poor barrier properties, hydrophilicity, low thermal stability and conductivity can be addressed by the development of bionanocomposites. The chapter will begin with the introduction and recent advances in the development of biobased materials from renewable resources and their usefulness. In the very next part, many types of bionanocomposites based on these fillers i.e. nanocellulose, carbon nanotubes and nanoclays, are discussed. This review also presents up-to-date progress in this area in terms of processing technologies, product development and applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Materials
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEngineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1612-1317
ISSN (Electronic)1868-1212


  • Bionanocomposites
  • Nanocellulose
  • Nanoclays
  • Polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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