Starch applications: state of market and new trends

Laycock, Bronwyn G. and Halley, Peter J. (2014). Starch applications: state of market and new trends. In Peter J. Halley and Luc R. Avérous (Ed.), Starch Polymers: From Genetic Engineering to Green Applications (pp. 381-414) Burlington, MA, USA: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-53730-0.00026-9

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Author Laycock, Bronwyn G.
Halley, Peter J.
Title of chapter Starch applications: state of market and new trends
Title of book Starch Polymers: From Genetic Engineering to Green Applications
Place of Publication Burlington, MA, USA
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-444-53730-0.00026-9
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780444537300
Editor Peter J. Halley
Luc R. Avérous
Chapter number 14
Start page 381
End page 414
Total pages 34
Total chapters 15
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Bioplastics are currently experiencing strong growth worldwide due to concern about the environment, limited fossil fuel resources, and climate change and government initiatives promoting sustainability worldwide. Starch is a cheap and very widely available natural resource that makes an excellent biodegradable plastic product that can be readily manufactured on existing processing equipment with little or no modification. For these reasons, it is one of the most established alternatives to petrochemical plastics. This review covers the market drivers behind the growth in bioplastics, the state of the global bioplastics market, the main processing methodologies for starch plastic and its current applications, and key issues, barriers, and opportunities. A summary of the key producers is also given.
Keyword Commercialization
Market drivers
Starch producers
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ

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