The First International Conference on “Green” Polymer Materials 2020
5–25 Nov 2020
Green Polymers, Bioapplications, Polymer Synthesis, Modification and Self-assembly, Polymer Colloids
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Department of Chemistry, Swansea University，Swansea, UK
Title of the talk: Mixed matrix membranes for gas separation: crystalline vs. amorphous fillers
Mariolino Carta completed his PhD in Organic Material Chemistry at Cardiff University in 2008. He then held PDRA positions at Cardiff University until 2014 and at the University of Edinburgh. In October 2017, he was appointed as a lecturer in Chemistry at Swansea University and promoted to senior lecturer in March 2020. His research involves the design and synthesis of novel organic monomers for polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) and their structural modification, with the objective of tailoring the polymeric structures and tuning the physical properties of the final materials.
Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: materials science; biopolymers; bioplastics; bio-composites; sustainability; biodegradation
Chemical Institute of san Carlos, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
The prospering of macromolecular materials based on plant oils within the blooming field of polymers from renewable-resources.
Alessandro Gandini completed his PhD at Keele University in 1965. He has personally researched, and taught in, polymer chemistry, photochemistry and the physical chemistry of surfaces and interfaces, in Switzerland, Canada, the USA, Cuba, France, Brazil and Portugal. He has also been a visiting professor in the UK, Italy, Tunisia, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Sweden and Spain. Dr. Gandini’s major research interests include polymers from renewable resources, of which he has been a pioneer. He has published around 480 publications, three books (more than 22,000 citations, h-factor 72), and around 500 communications at scientific symposia, including ~130 invited or plenary lectures. He has directed or co-directed more than 80 doctorate theses. Additionally, he has honorary doctorates from St. Petersburg Forestry Academy and Havana University.
Department of Construction and Manufacturing Engineering at the National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain
Reliability and thermal aging of polymers intended to severe operating conditions
Alvaro Rodríguez-Prieto is Assistant Professor within the Department of Construction and Manufacturing Engineering at the National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain, and also provides materials consulting services for the Swiss multinational company SGS. He holds an MSc in Materials Engineering (2007) from Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), as well as an MSc (2011) and a PhD degree (2014) in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering from the National Distance Education University (UNED). During 2018, he was Guest Faculty Researcher (Visiting Scholar) at the Applied Materials Division of Argonne National Laboratory (USA). His experience corresponds to more than 14 years of intense professional and research activity in the field of Materials and Manufacturing Technologies for energy applications, including qualification of mechanical equipment for nuclear facilities and materials reliability studies for the oil and gas industries.
materials selection; advanced processing; industrial applications; degradation; reliability; prognosis
CNRS Senior researcher, IPREM, Pau FRANCE
Dr Stéphanie Reynaud (F) is Permanent Researcher at the CNRS and project coordinator. She is the co-leader of the scientific axe ‘Materials and polymer physico-chemistry’ of the IPREM institute; she is also the leader of the platform dedicated to the elaboration and characterization of polymers. She is a polymer chemist, and her research interests focus on the design of well-defined polymers and/or polymer particles. She develops eco-friendly process as water dispersed, microwave-assisted and fluidic processes for environmental applications as sensors, artificial photosynthesis and nanoplastics fate and behavior study. Research she carries out is targeting to imagine and create functional polymers based on a comprehensive study of relation structure-properties. Since 2018, she is one of the co-leaders of the team Nanoplastic devoted to the study of the plastic pollution: fate, transport and analysis. The team focuses on the smallest plastic debris called nanoplastic, and IPREM researches within this domain are internationally recognized. She has published 3 patents and around 65 peer-viewed articles for an h index of 20 and 1300 citations. - Co-leader of the Scientific team ‘physico-chemistry of materials and polymers’ - Manager of the scientific and instrumental platform POLYCATS (Polymer characterization Technologies and Synthesis) - Responsible of 5 permanent engineers within the domain of polymer characterization - Member of the IPREM scientific committee - Member of the IPREM laboratory scientific council - Member of the UPPA scientific council - Supervision of 18 PhD students (4 on-going) and of 11 postdoctoral fellows (1 on-going) Since 2003, she has been responsible for 10 industrial projects, leader of 2 ANR projects, task leader within 2 European projects, and numerous projects with institutional partners: 10 as scientific responsible and 7 as scientific partner.
List of Keynotes & Videos from Invited Speakers
Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separation: Crystalline vs Amorphous Fillers
Nanoplastics/Microplastics: Preparation of models
Analytical strategy: quantification and behaviour Environmental study
List of accepted submissions (66)
Design of Cellulose Interfaces Through Self-Assembly of Adhesive Peptides with Intrinsic Stress-Sensitive Properties
Submitted: 13 Jul 2020
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The design of interfaces in green polymer composites is a crucial factor in ensuring mechanical strength in composite materials. While cellulose fibers have high intrinsic mechanical strength, their reinforcing effect in polymer composite materials highly relies on the creation of a tight interface with the surrounding polymer matrix. In parallel, the hydrophilicity of the cellulose has to be compatibilized with often more hydrophobic polymer matrixes. In this study, the cellulose interface has been modified by the self-assembly of polymer-peptide nanoparticles regulating the adhesive strength in the interface. The incorporation of catecholic groups allows physical adsorption at the cellulose surface in parallel with the mimicking of mussel-inspired adhesion in presence of dopamine groups. In this study, the cellulose surface modification has been performed with different concentrations of the adhesive nanoparticles, observing interesting trends in adhesive forces at either the nano- or macroscale length. The nanoscale adhesion has been tested with atomic force microscopy, showing the influence of nanoparticle deposits either as a monolayer or multilayer onto the cellulose surface. The macroscale adhesion was characterized by single-fiber pull out tests indicating an optimum concentration of nanoparticles at the surface to provide high adhesive interface strength. In addition, the nanoparticles show colorimetric and fluorescent response to mechanical shear stresses providing an evaluation tool to explore the interface phenomena upon failure.
Wood Flour Treated with Pickering Emulsion Could Improve Its Composites with High-Density Polyethylene?
Submitted: 22 Jul 2020
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Silica synergistically stabilized paraffin Pickering emulsion is applied to modify wood flour (WF) for preparing wood/polymer composites. The effect of Pickering emulsion on properties of the WF and its composites with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is investigated. The impregnation of paraffin Pickering emulsion could significantly improve the WF dispersion in HDPE matrix, resulting in increased melt flow index (MFI). It increased from 1.3 g/10 min (control) to 2.1 g/10 min (Pickering treatment) due to the lubrication of paraffin and rolling friction provided by silica nanoparticles. The hydrophobicity of the WF was improved by the penetration of paraffin and silica in the cell wall, which could consume the hydroxyl groups in WFs via hydrogen bonding. Owing to the well distribution of WFs and silica, the mechanical properties and surface hardness of the composites were enhanced obviously. The optimal tensile strength and impact strength increased 23% (18.28 MPa) and 32% (14.16 kJ/m2), respectively. It also could be attributed to the improved interfacial compatibility due to the incorporation of surfactants (Span 80 and Tween 80), which acted as a coupling agent. Furthermore, the silica incorporated in the WF could compensate the negative effect of paraffin on thermal stability of the composites. A model concerning the interactions in the composites was proposed based on the research results.
Study of Defects and Geometric Anomalies on Monolayer Parts Obtained by Fused Deposition Modeling Process
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Submitted: 07 Aug 2020
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The Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process, commonly known as 3D printing, deals with the manufacturing of parts by the subsequent addition of layers of fused thermoplastic polymer. The parts obtained by this process can be used for domestic applications, rapid prototyping, or final applications. During the preparation of the printing model, in the process known as slicing, different process parameters must be defined, such as: extruder speed, extruder height in relation to the bed, bed temperature. Parameters that, if incorrectly defined, can lead to a series of deficiencies in the parts, such as low dimensional accuracy, low surface quality, reduced mechanical resistance and, eventually, the occurrence of several printing defects in the parts,
Bisphenol-Free Epoxy Resins Derived from Natural Resources Exhibiting High Thermal Conductivity
Submitted: 17 Aug 2020
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Polymers and related polymer-based networks commonly have low thermal conductivity in the range of 0.1-0.2 W m-1 K-1, which is a limiting factor for their usage in the course of continuously increasing miniaturization and heat generation in electronic applications. Basically, two strategies can be applied in order to increase the transport of phonons in polymers: (i) the embedment of thermally conductive inorganic materials, yielding composite materials, and (ii) the involvement of aromatic units enabling microscopic anisotropy by pi-pi-stacking.
In this study, the thermal conductivity of resins based on Bisphenol A diglycidyl ether BADGE and 1,2,7,8-diepoxyoctane DEO was compared. DEO can be derived from pseudopelletierine, which is contained in the bark of the pomegranate tree. DEO-based epoxy resins, hence, potentially are a natural and sustainable alternative to BADGE. The epoxy compounds were cured with isophorone diamine IPDA and o-dianisidine DAN. Notably, isophorone diamine is derived from isophorone, which naturally occurs in cranberries. The formulations were produced without filler and with 5 wt.-% of SiO2 nanoparticles.
Significantly enhanced thermal conductivity in the range of 0.4 W m-1 K-1 occurs only in DEO-based polymer networks that were cured with DAN (and do not contain SiO2 fillers). This observation is argued to originate from pi-pi-stacking of the aromatic units of DAN enabled by the higher flexibility of the aliphatic carbon chain of DEO compared to that of BADGE. This assumption is further supported by the facts that significantly improved thermal conductivity occurs only above the glass-transition temperature (with higher flexibility of the polymer segments) and that nanoparticles appear to disrupt the pi-pi-stacking of the aromatic groups.In summary, it can be argued that the bisphenol-free epoxy/amine resin (with an epoxy compound derivable from natural resources) shows favorably higher thermal conductivity in comparison to the petrol-based bisphenol-based epoxy/amine resins.
Dual/Bi-Stage Curing of Nanocomposites from Renewable Resources upon Volumetric Expansion
Submitted: 17 Aug 2020
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Nowadays, a large part of polymers for technical application are still obtained from petrochemicals, despite the more critical review by society. In this work, novel nanodielectrics based on renewable resources were developed. For this purpose, poly(2-oxazoline)s (POx), which can be referred to as pseudo-polyamides, were synthesized from renewable resources and compared with commercially available Nylon 12, which is derived from petrochemicals.
The monomers 2-nonyl-2-oxazozoline and 2-dec-9’-enyl-2-oxazoline were synthesized from coconut oil and castor oil in solvent-free syntheses according to the Henkel Patent; the copoly(2-oxazoline) was synthesized in energy-efficient fashion in microwave reactors under autoclave conditions.
Both types of polyamides (2 variations) were filled with inorganic nanoparticles (4 variations: no filler, submicro-scaled BN, nano- and micro-scaled AlN) and/or expanding monomers, namely spiro-orthoesters (3 variations: 0, 15, and 30 wt.-%), yielding a 2 x 4 x 3 = 24-membered material library. All polymers were crosslinked according to a newly developed thermally-initiated dual/bi-stage curing system.
Fundamental physico-chemical and dielectric characterization revealed that the relative volume expansion was in the range of 0.46-2.48 vol.-% for the Nylon 12 samples and in the range of 1.39-7.69 vol.-% for the POx samples. Hence, the formation micro-cracks or micro-voids during curing is significantly reduced. The dielectric measurements show competitive dielectric behaviour of the ‘green’ POx samples in comparison with the fossil-based Nylon 12 samples at a frequency of 40 Hz, rendering the pseudo-polyamides from natural resources as competitive dielectric.
To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Presentation Awards and the Best Paper Awards. Five winners will be selected and each winner will receive a cash award of 500 CHF and a certificate.
The winners will be announced after the conference.Terms and Conditions:
- Submit full paper with video uploaded after short abstract is accepted
- Originality / Novelty of the paper
- Significance of Content
- Scientific Soundness
- Interest to the readers
- English language and style
The winners will be announce in March 2021.Terms and Conditions:
- Submit full paper to the Special Issue
- Originality / Novelty of the paper
- Significance of Content
- Scientific Soundness
- Interest to the readers
- English language and style
Winners Announced – CGPM2020 Best Paper Awards & Best Presentation Awards
We are so pleased to announce that the winners of CGPM2020 Best Paper Awards & Best Presentation Awards have been selected by the Conference Committee. A total of five papers stand out, and the winner will receive a 500 CHF bonus and award certificate. Come join us and congratulate them!
Best Presentation Awards
by Fabio Blaschke, Philipp Marx, and Frank Wiesbrock
by Celia IDRES, Mustapha KACI, Nadjet DEHOUCHE, Idirs ZEMBOUAI, and Stéphane BRUZAUD
Best Paper Awards
by Sofia-Falia Saravanou, Fotoula Kounelaki, and Constantinos Tsitsilianis
by Şebnem Gülel and Yüksel Güvenilir
by Pia Starič, Ita Junkar, Katarina Vogel-Mikuš, and Miran Mozetič
We would also like to thank all the authors of the 66 published papers, thank you for your participation, and we look forward to seeing you at the next electronic conference!
Number of Awards Available: 2The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs and a certificate (for two attendees).
Number of Awards Available: 3The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs and a certificate (for three attendees).
Welcome from the Chairs
It is our pleasure to invite you to join the 1st International Conference on "Green" Polymer Materials 2020 that will take place exclusively online at: https://cgpm2020.sciforum.net/.
"Green" polymers are a strongly rising field due to, on the one hand, the perceived future decrease of oil resources, and their consequent increasing scarcity and cost. Correspondingly, the public, governments, and industry are well aware of the fact that materials from biogenic resources are the valid alternative to secure the substitution supply preferably at the same or lower cost or even at a higher cost if no feasible alternatives exist. Based on this background, "green" polymer research is vibrantly alive today and gaining growing importance as a research area. This huge interest creates an urgent need for a place enabling the exchange of the latest cutting-edge research in the innumerable areas that are now of interest.
The 1st International Conference on "Green" Polymer Materials 2020 seeks to fulfill this need by offering a completely digital (online) scientific conference. It will allow participants to share their latest research results and receive near-instantaneous feedback from researchers throughout the world through online question-and-answer sessions and discussion groups. In this way, the conference will serve as a platform for advancing the state-of-the-art of ‘green’ polymers.
In order to stimulate scientifically profound discussions among the scientists in the field, both from academy as well as from industry, the conference will be scheduled as a three-week event taking place on 5–25 November 2020. There is no cost to participate.
"Green" polymer materials are involved in a number of application fields of high relevance, now linked to petrochemicals, but in the future most likely to depend on renewable and sustainable materials. This includes the role of bioderived polymer materials in a number of applications such as:
- Polymer adhesives, binders and coatings;
- Polymeric thermoplastics and thermosetting solid materials;
- Polymers in medic(in)al applications such as drug delivery/pharmaceuticals;
- Polymers in microelectronics, high-voltage engineering and automotive (e-mobility);
- Polymers for applications in aircraft and aeronautics;
- Polymers for special applications (e.g., dentistry, sealants, water purification);
- and many others.
All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the conference committee. Upon acceptance of their abstract, authors will be asked to contribute an extended abstract for the conference proceedings and a slide presentation of their work. The authors of the most outstanding contributions will be invited to submit a full manuscript for potential publication in a Special Issue of the open-access journal Polymers (impact factor: 3.426).
We hope you will choose to be a part of this exciting conference and look forward to welcoming you.
CGPM 2020 Conference Chairs
Prof. Dr. Antonio Pizzi and Prof. Dr. Frank Wiesbrock
Ms. Sigrid Zhao
Ms. Betsy Feng
LERMAB, Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche sur le MAteriau Bois, Université de Lorraine, 27 rue Philippe Seguin, CS60036, 88021 Epinal, France
will be updated soon.
PCCL - Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, Roseggerstrasse 12, 8700 Leoben, Austria
will be updated soon.
Prof. Ana Diez-Pascual
Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Sciences, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
Prof. Dr. Xiao Hu
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
Dr. Marián Lehocký
Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic
Prof. Mariaenrica Frigione
Innovation Engineering Department, University of Salento, Prov.le Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Romanian Academy, 41 A, Grigore Ghica Voda Alley, 700487 Iasi, Romania
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4362, Luxembourg
Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environment, Sapienza - University of Rome;Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Rome, Italy
Video Submissions from Authors
Instructions for Authors
- Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–300 words describing the manuscript for Proceedings) online at this website until 25 September 2020.
- Based on the submitted abstract, the Conference Committee will conduct a pre-evaluation of whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Plant Science. All authors will be notified by 5 October 2020 about the acceptance of their abstract.
- If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author will be invited to prepare a full description of their work (max. 8 pages), optionally accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation/poster, until the submission deadline of 20 October 2020.
- The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available for discussion on https://sciforum.net/conference/CGPM2020 during the time of the conference 5–25 November 2020 and will be published in the journal Proceedings.
- The open access journal Polymers will publish a conference Special Issue, while accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select abstracts for which extended papers may be included for publication in the Special Issue of the journal Polymers (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer review and application of an APC).
Manuscripts for Proceedings must conform to the following structure:
- Full author names
- Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors’ email addresses
- Abstract (200–250 words)
- Results and Discussion
Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables, and references) .
Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and create difficulties related to layout.
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- Formatting/Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of the CGPM2020 template. The full titles and cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example,  or [1–3], and all the references should be listed separately as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
- Author List and Affiliation Format: Authors’ full first and last names must be given. Any abbreviated middle names can be added. For papers written by various contributors, a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should only be listed under Acknowledgments. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
- Figures, Schemes, and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text with numbers and titles supplied for all tables. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes, and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, figure, or scheme.
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. Slides, if available, will be directly displayed on the website using Sciforum.net’s proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video should be no longer than 20 minutes and be prepared with the following formats:
The video should be submitted via email before 20 October 2020.
Presentation of Posters
Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. As with papers presented at conferences, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters can be presented without an accompanying Proceedings paper will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, they will not be added to the proceedings of the conference.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
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S1. Polymer Synthesis, Modification and Self-Assembly
The field of polymer synthesis, modification, and self-assembly represents a continuing and interdisciplinary research area connecting chemists, physics, and biologists that are devoted to furthering the scientific and technological advancement of polymeric materials. The constant development of new polymer-based materials is decisive for supporting the growing interest in polymer technology. A large number of research teams are currently making strong efforts toward designing polymer-based products with superior properties to be used in a wide variety of fields. The scope of this session is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing new results on these topics.
S2. Polymer Bioapplications
The Session Polymer Bioapplications covers both applied research as well as basic research with prospective applications within the fields of polymer colloids, thin films and coatings, polymer surface modification, polymer surface interactions, biopolymers, and biomaterials applied in biomedical, biotechnology, food, or cosmetic applications.
S3. Green Polymers: Durability & Aging, Degradation & Biodegradation
Among the different solutions to address concerns about the environmental impacts due to the release of polymers that have reached their “end life” into the environment as well as the depletion of non-renewable resources, the development of “green polymers” has arisen, with the potential for less environmental impact both in the polymer synthesis and disposal phases. Current open issues are related to the ability of green polymers to replace conventional polymers in any common application withstanding the same environmental loads with respect to the synthetic counterparts, as well as to their processes and mechanisms of degradation and biodegradation, once disposed.
S4. Biopolymers: Design, Fabrication, Characterization and Applications
Biopolymers include green materials that are mainly produced by plants, animals, or via biosynthesis, such as structural proteins (silk, keratin, collagen, gelatin, resilin, soy, corn zein, and wheat gluten), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, pectin, alginates, chitin, chitosan, and hyaluronic acid), and nucleic acids (linked nucleotides, DNA, and RNA). Biopolymers from these renewable sources can be fabricated into such functional materials as films, gels, particles, fibers, or composites, and are widely used for various applications such as in nanotechnology, bioelectronics, filters, sensors, tissue regeneration, and drug delivery. This session aims to discuss their design, synthesis, manufacturing, characterization or modeling, and their physical, chemical, and biomedical applications. We cordially invite you to contribute to this session.