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Green Composites Based on Aliphatic and Aromatic Polyester: Opportunities and Application

  • Tabli Ghosh
  • Shasanka Sekhar Borkotoky
  • Vimal KatiyarEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials book series (MHFNN)

Abstract

The extensive use of fossil-derived polymers rises carbon content in surroundings, which consequences in the market growth of green polymers. Generally, green polymers are used for their biodegradable, biocompatible, non-toxic nature and can be derived from naturally occurring materials and renewable resources, which create no pollution to the environment. However, the properties of biodegradable polymers such as aliphatic and aromatic polyester for various applications need to be modified with the aid of various routes. Further, the fabrication of green composites can be done using biodegradable polymers incorporating fillers, where the properties of biodegradable polymers can be tuned to a greater extent. The opportunities in the use of green composites have increased for obtaining tailored property targeting multi-purpose application. Green composites based on aliphatic and aromatic polyester provides a new outgrowth in the field of food and beverages industries, biomedical application, textile, paper coating, high engineering application, industrial application, and others. In this regards, the chapter will detail the prospects of various green composites based on aliphatic and aromatic polyester. Additionally, the chapter will focus to discuss various future aspects of green composites with its versatile application.

Keywords

Green composites Aliphatic polyester Aromatic polyester Application 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tabli Ghosh
    • 1
  • Shasanka Sekhar Borkotoky
    • 1
  • Vimal Katiyar
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiNorth GuwahatiIndia

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