OJOPM  Vol.5 No.1 , January 2015
Modified Vegetable Oil Based Additives as a Future Polymeric Material—Review
Abstract: Polymeric materials from renewable resources have attracted a lot of attention in recent years. The development and utilization of vegetable oils for polymeric materials are currently in the spotlight of the polymer and chemical industry, as they are the largest renewable platform due to their universal wide availability, ingrained biodegradability, low cost, and excellent environmental aspects (i.e., low ecotoxicity and low toxicity toward humans). These excellent natural characteristics are now being taken advantage of in research and development, with vegetable oil derived polymers/polymeric materials/composites being used in numerous applications including paints and coatings, adhesives, and nanocomposites. The aim of this review paper is to give a fundamental description of the various vegetable oil applications in polymer materials and its recent developments. Particular emphasis will be placed on study and main application of triglyceride based additive for polymer and to give the reader an insight into the main developments is discussed.
Cite this paper: Samarth, N. and Mahanwar, P. (2015) Modified Vegetable Oil Based Additives as a Future Polymeric Material—Review. Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, 5, 1-22. doi: 10.4236/ojopm.2015.51001.

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