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Biopolymers and Biocomposites from Agro-waste for Packaging Applications. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering

  • Book

  • November 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5029606

Biopolymers and Biocomposites from Agro-waste for Packaging Applications looks at the utilization of biocomposites and biopolymers for packaging applications. The book focuses on the development of affordable, innovative, sustainable packaging products made from biopolymers and biocomposites derived from agricultural waste/biomass and how they that result in improved shelf-life performance. In addition, it explores how these affordable packaging products can reduce food loss across the supply chain, the future direction of setting-up platforms for broader uses, and how these products can also contribute to minimizing waste-to-landfill problems.

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Table of Contents

1. Compostable Pulp moulding products from Oil palm biomass for packaging Applications 2. Antimicrobial coated food packaging paper from agricultural biomass 3. Tapoica/PBS biocomposite tray from Oil palm Biomass by Injection moulding 4. Effect of different PBS/Starch formulation on Food tray by Thermoforming process 5. Soya Protein based biocomposites as Ideal Packaging Materials 6. Wheat straw/PLA biocomposite for packaging applications 7. Biodegradable film and package products from Rice husk 8. Sustainable Packaging from Coir Fibres 9. Eco-friendly, Bio-degradable and Compostable Plates from Areca Leaf 10. Eco-friendly bio-degradable moulded pulp packaging using sugarcane bagasse 11. Production of bio-plastics and bio-gels from agricultural waste 12. Novel packaging concept based on up-cycled wheat straw from agricultural waste 13. Coating on packaging products to enhance Shelf life 14. Antimicrobial Edible Coatings for Food Packaging Applications 15. Promising agricultural wastes for Food Packaging Applications 16. Modelling for the process and the prediction of the thermal and mechanical behaviour for the biopolymers and biocomposites 17. LCA of biomass based Food packaging materals 18. Safety and legislation in Food Packaging 19. The rheological behaviour of biopolymers and biocomposites for Food Packaging Applications


Naheed Saba Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Naheed Saba completed her PhD in Biocomposites from the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. She has published over 20 scientific and engineering articles in advanced composites, as well as one book and 8 book chapters. Dr. Saba's research interests lie in nanocellulosic materials, fire retardant materials, natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, biocomposites, hybrid composites and nanocomposites. Mohammad Jawaid Professor, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. Dr. Mohammad Jawaid is a professor at Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia, and also has been Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, since June 2013. He has more than 16 years of experience in teaching, research, and industries. His area of research interests includes hybrid composites, lignocellulosic reinforced/filled polymer composites, advance materials: graphene/nanoclay/fire retardant, modification and treatment of lignocellulosic fibers and solid wood, biopolymers and biopolymers for packaging applications, nanocomposites and nanocellulose fibers, and polymer blends. Mohamed Thariq Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; Researcher, Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (944751-A), Prime Minister's Department, MIGHT Partnership Hub, Jalan Impact, Cyberjaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Prof. Mohamed Thariq Bin Haji Hameed Sultan received his PhD from the University of Sheffield (UK). He has 18 years of experience in teaching as well as in research. His research interests include hybrid composites, advanced materials, structural health monitoring, and impact studies. He is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers of Malaysia, a Professional Technologist registered with the Malaysian Board of Technologists, and a Charted Engineer registered with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers of the United Kingdom. He is also the current Director of UPM Press. He actively publishes both journal papers and books and has received many awards both locally and internationally.