Special issues of the Polymer, Degradation & Stability (Elsevier), Polymer International (Wiley) and Journal of Renewable Materials (Scrivener Publishers) will published with selected papers from BIOPOL-2015.
You are cordially invited to participate in the 5th International Conference on Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers (BIOPOL-2015) to be held in Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain) on 6-9 October 2015.
The conference has the aim to provide a forum for researchers, students and companies from all over the world to exchange up-to-date ideas and opinions on current research and new applications of biodegradable polymers and biocomposites.
- Bioplastics from natural polymers, directly extracted from biomass:
- Bacterial polymers
- Thermoplastic and thermosetting bioplastics, indirectly produced from biomass:
- Poly(lactic acid) and polylactides.
- Glyceride based materials from vegetable oils
- Materials based on polyols extracted from biomass
- Bioproduction, biotech & biodegradability:
- Biocatalysis and biotechnological production
- Enzymatic production and modification
- Biodegradation, eco-toxicity, LCA
- Multiphase systems:
- Bio-based blends
- Biocomposites and nano-biocomposites
- Industrial applications
- Biobased and/or biodegradable packaging
- Biobased building materials
- Materials for health-care
- Valorization of agro-residues and wastes for synthesis of monomers and chemicals
1st and 2nd BIOPOL were organized in Alicante (Spain) in October 2007 and 2009, while BIOPOL-2011 was held in Strasbourg (France) and BIOPOL-2013 in Rome (Italy). All these previous conferences were successful, with more than 250 researchers from around the world presenting their latest results on this field, indicating the current growing interest for the specific topics addressed. The success of the previous editions aimed us to organize this 5th edition. Our challenge is to offer an attractive scientific program while promoting contacts between participants in a relaxed and pleasant environment offered by the beautiful atmosphere in Donostia-San Sebastian.