Bio-based polymers have increasingly become important for development of environmentally benign materials. Both fundamental and applied researches regarding bio-based polymers have been extensively carried out worldwide. Various types of polymers (aliphatic and aromatic polyesters, polyamides including polypeptides, polysaccharide derivatives, etc.) have been produced, and them-based blends, alloys, and composites materials have been also developed so far. Developments of these polymers with the aim of striking a balance between human activities and the natural environment must lead to innovation towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. This symposium focuses on resent progress in bio- and chemo-syntheses of new bio-based polymers, modification and functionalization of bio-based polymers for new applications, high-performance polymers utilizing bio-based aromatics, preparation and structural regulation of biocomposites, investigations on structure-property and structure-function relationships of bio -based polymers, bio-based soft and elastic polymers, and recent industrial applications of them. In order to create new visions of bio-based polymers for the future, this symposium will provide transdisciplinary discussion between scientific and applied researchers in various fields.
- Bio- and chemo-syntheses of bio-based polymers
- Modification and functionalization of bio-based polymers
- Preparation and structural regulation of biocomposites
- Efficient utilization of bio-based chemicals for polymeric materials
- Industrial applications of bio-based polymers
- Hideki ABE RIKEN CSRS
- Hideki ABE, RIKEN CSRS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org