Special Issue "Green, Recycled and Intelligent Technologies in Printing and Packaging"

Submission Deadline: 30 December 2021
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Guest Editors
Xing Zhou, Dr., Associate Professor, Faculty of Printing, Packaging Engineering and Digital Media Technology, Xi’an University of Technology, China.
Dr. X. Zhou obtained his Ph.D. degree from Xi’an University of Technology (XUT) in 2017 following which he worked as an associate professor in Department of Faculty of Printing, Packaging Engineering and Digital Media Technology in XUT. He specializes in waste polymers management and recycling, water-based inks and waterborne resins in printing and packaging engineering, protein (lysozyme) research in packaging (food industry) and printing process and carbon-based nanomaterials. He has published more than 45 peer-reviewed articles, 20 patents. He also set 3 standards for the cooperation company.

Yaohong Zhang, Professor, School of Physics, Northwest University, China.
Prof. Zhang obtained his PhD from the University of Electro-Communications (UEC) in Japan in 2017. Subsequently, he joined Prof. Shen’s group at UEC as a project fellow until Sep. 2020. Currently, he is a professor of Northwest University. His research is focused on optoelectronic nanomaterials and their application in photovoltaic and photocatalysis as well as their corresponding carrier dynamics study. Currently, He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers; his publications have been cited over 1,600 times with his H-index of 23.

Li Li, Professor, College of Food Sciences and Technology, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, China.
Dr. L. Li obtained his Ph.D. degree from Shanghai University in 2008 and he is working in Shanghai Ocean University since June 2008. He has engaged in postdoctoral research at Fudan University from 2009.9 to 2012.3. He went on an academic visit in the Department of Biosystem Engineering at Washington State University for one year in 2014. He specializes in antibacterial and antioxidant mechanisms of active packaging in food preservation, fundamental research and application of functional green packaging & intelligent packaging, transportation packaging. He has published more than 40 papers (including more than 20 SCI papers and 2 ESI papers) in core academic journals at home and abroad such as Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Food Chemistry and Food Science.

Wei Zhang, Associate Professor, School of Ecology and Environment, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.
Dr. Wei Zhang obtained his Ph.D. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2016. He is currently served as Executive deputy director of Zhengzhou Key Laboratory of Water Resource and Environment, Deputy Secretary-General of the 4th Water Resources Committee of China Society Natural Resources, and China Urban Water Association (CUWA) Young Water Professionals. He specializes in the design of environmentally functional materials, removal of pollutants from polluted water or soil, and migration law of novel pollutants in natural water. He has published more than 30 journal articles.

Juntao (Reynard) Tang, Associate Professor, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China.
Dr. Juntao (Reynard) Tang works at the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Central South University as an associate professor. He received his PhD degree in Chemical at University of Waterloo Canada in 2016 and continued the one-year post-doctoral research. His current research interests involve designing and developing porous polymeric materials for advanced applications. He has published more than 40 journal articles and his H-index is 21.

Summary

The increasing daily demand, environmental concerns and high development of technologies have made it necessary and urgent to develop convenient, environment-friendly and multifunctional materials and even devices in printing and packaging areas. Green, recycled and intelligent technologies have attracted an increasing attention from researchers to manufacturers due to the significantly economic and social benefits. Thus, significant researches have been carried out to reduce pollution and enhance intelligent level, such as water-based productions, flexible electronic technologies and so on. The facile, high efficiency and smart technologies may promote the green development of printing and packaging. This Special Issue "Green, Recycled and Intelligent Technologies in Printing and Packaging" mainly focuses on the current research progress of the green, recycled and intelligent technologies in printing and packaging, including materials, devices and even simulation in these areas. The scope of interests includes but is not limited to the following topics:

(1) Green preparation of environment-friendly materials in printing and packaging;

(2) Recycling of waste packaging materials, such as plastic, metal, paper, etc.;

(3) The functional materials, including electric, optical, thermal resistance, magnetic, hydrophobic materials, etc.;

(4) The green fabrication technologies for preparation of smart devices;

(5) Reusing of natural materials, such as lignin, cellulose, protein, etc.;

(6) The calculation and simulation technologies during the materials and devices preparation.


Keywords
Environment-friendly materials; Green fabrication; Recycling; Multifunctions; Simulation; Printing and Packaging

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