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Polymer nanocomposites and related legal issues: an overview.

Karim, Md. Ershadul; Munir, Abu Bakar; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Hasanuzzaman, Md.


Md. Ershadul Karim

Abu Bakar Munir

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Md. Hasanuzzaman


Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

Ajay Kumar Mishra


Manipulation of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to develop different consumer and industrial products are the preferred choice in modern day industrial production due to their unprecedented, but diversified promises and prospects. The researchers claimed in 2006 that the NMs were in a stage where plastic was in the 1960s. This analogy was made to indicate the potential wide use of the NMs in consumer and industrial products. Burgeoning research has been carried out in almost every corner of the world to explore and exploit the prospects of ENMs. Application of nanoparticles (NPs) into polymer matrix materials have also been tested, and dramatic changes in the mechanical, thermal, electrical, and diffusion properties to the properties of the host polymers were observed. The polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) are undoubtedly very prospective and it can be anticipated that PNCs will widely be used in the automotive industry to replace the metal accessories and to reduce CO2 emissions. However, in order to do so, it is crucial that the manufacturers handle different socio-legal and regulatory issues around the ENMs and PNCs carefully. This record only contains an introduction to the chapter, the full chapter is available from:

Publication Date Feb 27, 2018
Publisher Elsevier
Pages 679-698
Book Title New polymer nanocomposites for environmental remediation
ISBN 9780128110331
Institution Citation KARIM, M.E., MUNIR, A.B., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and HASANUZZAMAN, M. 2018. Polymer nanocomposites and related legal issues: an overview. In Hussain, C.M. and Mishra, A.K. (eds.) New polymer nanocomposites for environmental remediation. Amsterdam: Elsevier [online], pages 679-698. Available from:
Keywords Occupational health and safety; Material safety data sheet; Product liability; Precautionary principle; International law


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