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Front. Chem. | doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00565

About Making Lignin Great Again - Some Lessons from the Past

  • 1Virginia Tech, United States
  • 2Other, United States

Lignin is the second most abundant polymer on Earth, and it can become one of the most important components of sustainable materials manufactured. This requires understanding its structure and the chemical options for compatibilizing it with other polymeric partners in engineered materials.

Keywords: Biobased polymer, Compostable plastics, lignin modification, Lignin Properties, Sustainable Thermoplastics, natural adhesives, Lignin Compatibility

Received: 07 Mar 2019; Accepted: 24 Jul 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Glasser. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Wolfgang G. Glasser, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, United States, wglasser@vt.edu