Biodegradable starch-based nanocomposite packaging materials

McGlashan, S. A., Halley, P. J. and Matthew, L. G. (2005). Biodegradable starch-based nanocomposite packaging materials. In: M. Hardin, Proceedings of Chemeca 2005. Chemeca 2005, Brisbane, Australia, (). 25-28 September 2005.

Author McGlashan, S. A.
Halley, P. J.
Matthew, L. G.
Title of paper Biodegradable starch-based nanocomposite packaging materials
Conference name Chemeca 2005
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 25-28 September 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of Chemeca 2005
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Chemeca
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor M. Hardin
Total pages 'not found'
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Polymer processing experiments have been conducted with a twin screw extruder. Different formulations of starch-based nanocomposites are being tested in a pilot scale film blowing tower. The physical properties of different starch-based films have been examined with thermal and mechanical analysis and X-ray diffraction. The results show that the addition of organoclay significantly improves both the processing and tensile properties over the original starch blends. The mechanical and thermal properties of the blends are also sensitive to the scale the clay particles are dispersed.
Subjects E1
290600 Chemical Engineering
670705 Plastic products (incl. construction materials)
Q-Index Code E1
Additional Notes Paper with abstract listed in Conference Program.

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