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Biopolymers – facts and statistics 2016
published November 2016







Biopolymers – facts and statistics

published November 2015



Processing of Bioplastics – a guideline




e774af9872Hans-Josef Endres, Andrea Siebert-Raths, Engineering Biopolymers: Markets, Manufacturing, Properties and Applications. Hanser Publications, Munich 2011. 675 pages. ISBN: 978-3-446-42403-6 (hardcover).

Also available in electronic format, eISBN 978-3-446-43002-0.



A German edition was published in 2009, entitled: Endres/Siebert-Raths, Technische Biopolymere: Rahmenbedingungen, Marktsituation, Herstellung, Aufbau und Eigenschaften. München: Hanser-Verlag, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-446-41683-3



These publications are based on the most current research and offer a comprehensive overview of biopolymers from an engineering point of view. They give a detailed description of the property profiles of biopolymers as compared to conventional plastics. This includes their processing properties as well as their production, chemical composition and structure, the specific testing standards and respective regulatory framework. Also considered are the current market position and disposal characteristics of bioplastics.


978-3-446-41645-1_21356115925-51 Gottfried Ehrenstein, Sonja Pongratz:
Resistance and Stability of Polymers,

München 2013

ISBN: 978-3-446-41645-1

with contributions by H.-J. Endres, A. Siebert-Raths:
Biological Resistance, p. 223ff., and Biodegradable Plastics, p. 846ff.


H.-J. Endres, A. Siebert-Raths: Performance Profile of Biopolymers Compared to Conventional Plastics; in:
K. Matyjaszewski, M. Möller: Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference, Vol. 10, Amsterdam 2012, p. 317-353; ISBN: 978-0-08-087862-1

N. Graupner, H.-J. Endres, J. Müssig Influence of Fiber Fineness, Fiber Maturity and Nep Content on the Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Cotton-Epoxy Composites; in:
Journal of Natural Fibers, Vol. 5(4) 2008, p. 289-315