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Strategies to improve the mechanical properties of starch-based materials: plasticization and natural fibers reinforcement

Author
López, A.; Rodríguez-Pérez , M.; de Saja, J.; Bellucci, F.S.; Ardanuy, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Polímeros: Ciência e Tecnologia
Date of publication
2014-07-14
Volume
24
First page
36
Last page
42
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4322/polimeros.2014.054 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/24316 Open in new window
URL
http://revistapolimeros.org.br/ Open in new window
Abstract
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 due to its very low price. However, the use of starch as the polymer matrix for the production of rigid food packaging, such as trays, is limited due to its poor mechanical properties, high hidrophilicity and high density. This work presents two strategies to overcome the ...
Citation
López, A. [et al.]. Strategies to improve the mechanical properties of starch-based materials: plasticization and natural fibers reinforcement. "Polímeros: Ciência e Tecnologia", 14 Juliol 2014, vol. 24, p. 36-42.
Keywords
Barley, Biocomposites, Biodegradable, Food packaging, Grape, Natural fibres, Starch, Thermoplastic starch
Group of research
TECTEX - Textile Technology Research Group

Participants

  • López Gil, Alberto  (author)
  • Rodríguez Pérez, Miguel Ángel  (author)
  • de Saja Saéz, José Antonio  (author)
  • Bellucci, Felipe Silva  (author)
  • Ardanuy Raso, Monica  (author)