A review of Polyvinyl alcohol / Carboxymethyl cellulose (PVA/CMC) composites for various applications


  • Hiva Nargesi khoramabadi Hiva.nargesi@yahoo.com Department of Medical Enginnering, Payame Noor University (PNU),19395-3697 Alborz, Iran
  • Mehrnoosh Arefian Department of Biochemistry, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Isfahan, Iran
  • Mahsa Hojjati Faculty of Chemistry, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Semnan, Iran
  • Iman Tajzad Department of Mechanical Engineering, Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Isfahan, Iran
  • Ali Mokhtarzade Department of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • Majid Mazhar Chemistry Department, Basic Science Faculty, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
  • Ata Jamavari Department of Material Science and Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran




PVA, CMC, Drug delivery, Food packaging, Agriculture


Polyvinyl alcohol/carboxymethyl cellulose (PVA/CMC) composites have attracted considerable attention due to the synergic relation between the two polymers and developing novel blends with improved properties. On one hand, PVA is a versatile polymer with higher mechanical properties compared to CMC. On the other hand, CMC has high biodegradability and biocompatibility, while suffering from poor mechanical properties. Therefore, the blending of the two polymers can help to benefit from the individual component properties. This paper has reviewed the properties and potential applications (e.g. drug delivery, food packaging, and agriculture) of the PVA/CMC composites.


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How to Cite

Nargesi khoramabadi, H., Arefian, M. ., Hojjati , M. ., Tajzad, I., Mokhtarzade, A., Mazhar, M., & Jamavari, A. (2020). A review of Polyvinyl alcohol / Carboxymethyl cellulose (PVA/CMC) composites for various applications. Journal of Composites and Compounds, 2(3), 69–76. https://doi.org/10.29252/jcc.2.2.2



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