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IJBBB 2011 Vol.1(3): 173-176 ISSN: 2010-3638
DOI: 10.7763/IJBBB.2011.V1.32

Biodegradable Polymers and Its Applications

A. Ashwin Kumar , Karthick. K, and K. P. Arumugam

Abstract—In recent years, there has been a marked increase in interest in biodegradable materials for use in packaging, agriculture, medicine, and other areas in India. In particular, biodegradable polymer materials (known as biocomposites) are of interest. Polymers form the backbones of plastic materials, and are continually being employed in an expanding range of areas. As a result, many researchers are investing time into modifying traditional materials to make them more user-friendly, and into designing novel polymer composites out of naturally occurring materials. A number of biological materials may be incorporated into biodegradable polymer materials, with the mostcommon being starch and fiber extracted from various types of plants. The belief is that biodegradable polymer materials will reduce the need for synthetic polymer production (thus reducing pollution) at a low cost, thereby producing a positive effect both environmentally and economically. This paper is intended to provide a brief outline of work that is under way in the area of biodegradable polymer research and development, the scientific theory behind these materials, areas in which this research is being applied, and the major advantages of this biodegradable polymer materials in India.

Index Terms—Biopolymer, biodegradable, plastic, agricultural products, biomaterial, recycling, life cycle assessment, environmental impact, economic impact, compost.

A. Ashwin Kumar and Karthick . K are with Department of Chemical Engineering , St Joseph’S College of Engineering , Chennai, India (e-mail: ashwin4_4@yahoo.com) Phone no :9444602210.
K. P. Arumugam is with Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited ,Chennai , India


Cite: A. Ashwin Kumar , Karthick. K, and K. P. Arumugam, "Biodegradable Polymers and Its Applications," International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 173-176, 2011.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3638 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Biosci. Biochem. Bioinform.
Frequency: Quarterly 
DOI: 10.17706/IJBBB
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ebtisam Heikal 
Abstracting/ Indexing:  Electronic Journals Library, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, and ProQuest.
E-mail: ijbbb@iap.org
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