Biocomposites based on plasticized starch

Averous, L. and Halley, P. J. (2009) Biocomposites based on plasticized starch. Biofules, bioproducts and biorefining, 3 3: 329-343. doi:10.1002/bbb.135

Author Averous, L.
Halley, P. J.
Title Biocomposites based on plasticized starch
Journal name Biofules, bioproducts and biorefining   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-104X
Publication date 2009-04-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/bbb.135
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 329
End page 343
Total pages 15
Editor Dale, B.E.
Place of publication U.K.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
091209 Polymers and Plastics
860607 Plastic Products (incl. Construction Materials)
Abstract The potential of biodegradable polymers, and more particularly that of polymers obtained from agro resources, such as polysaccharides like starch, has long been recognized. This paper examines the effects of sustainable materials based on starch on the macro or nanostructure and subsequent processing, thermomechanical properties and performance properties of plasticized starch polymers. This examination includes a detailed review of the complexity of starch polymers, recent advances in novel starch modifications and compounds, and a detailed examination of the effects of plasticized starch macro-biocomposites and nano-biocomposites. Specific structures and subsequent properties are controlled by many specific factors, such as filler shape, size and surface chemistry, processing conditions and environmental aging. In the case of nano-biocomposites, it is evident that nanomaterials polymer matrix interfacial interactions are extremely important to the final nanostructures and performance of these materials. (C) 2009 Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Keyword starch; biocomposites; nano-biocomposite; biodegradable; properties; structure; process
Q-Index Code C1
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