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The influence of UV-C irradiation on the properties of thermoplastic starch and polycaprolactone biocomposite with sisal bleached fibers
(Elsevier B.V., 2012-10-01)
The effect of UV-C irradiation of the TPS and PCL biocomposites with sisal bleached fibers was investigated. The biocomposite was UV-C irradiated at room temperature under air atmosphere. The structural and morphological ...
Thermo-compression of biodegradable thermoplastic corn starch films containing chitin and chitosan
Films based on thermoplastic corn starch (TPS) and chitosan/chitin were obtained by melt-mixing and thermo-compression. Chitosan and chitin incorporation to TPS matrix induced some structural modifications due mainly to ...
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) starch: Basic physico-chemical characteristics and use as thermoplastic material
(Elsevier B.V., 2014-11-04)
Starch isolated from non-edible Aesculus hippocastanum seeds was characterized and used for preparing starch-based materials. The apparent amylose content of the isolated starch was 33.1%. The size of starch granules ranged ...
Poly(Ethylene Glycol) as a Compatibilizer for Poly(Lactic Acid)/Thermoplastic Starch Blends
(Springer/plenum PublishersNew YorkEUA, 2013)
Processing and characterization of thermoplastic starch/polycaprolactone/compatibilizer ternary blends for packaging applications
Thermoplastic starch (TPS)/polycaprolactone(PCL) blends were obtained by melt mixing. First, thebest formulation of thermoplastic starch (starch, plasticizerand additives) was studied. The obtained filmswere characterized ...
New strategies in the preparation of exfoliated thermoplastic starch-montmorillonite nanocomposites
(Elsevier B.V., 2011-11-01)
A simple method based on the combination of the intercalation from solution and melt-processing preparation methods was used to prepare highly exfoliated and compatible thermoplastic starch (TPS) and montmorillonite clay ...
Strategies to improve the mechanical properties of starch-based materials: plasticization and natural fibers reinforcement
(Assoc Brasil Polimeros, 2014-07-01)
Biodegradable polymers are starting to be introduced as raw materials in the food-packaging market. Nevertheless, their price is very high. Starch, a fully biodegradable and bioderived polymer is a very interesting alternative ...
Agro-industrial residue from starch extraction of Pachyrhizus ahipa as filler of thermoplastic corn starch films
Biocomposites films based on thermoplastic corn starch (TPS) containing 0.5% w/w fibrous residue from Pachyrhizus ahipa starchextraction(PASR) were obtainedbymelt-mixing andcompressionmolding. PASR ismainly constituted by ...