Thermoplastic starch: current development and future trends

Xie, Fengwei, Luckman, Paul, Milne, John, McDonald, Lachlan, Young, Conor, Tu, Chen Yang, Di Pasquale, Teo, Faveere, Reinhard and Halley, Peter J. (2014) Thermoplastic starch: current development and future trends. Journal of Renewable Materials, 2 2: 95-106. doi:10.7569/JRM.2014.634104

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Author Xie, Fengwei
Luckman, Paul
Milne, John
McDonald, Lachlan
Young, Conor
Tu, Chen Yang
Di Pasquale, Teo
Faveere, Reinhard
Halley, Peter J.
Title Thermoplastic starch: current development and future trends
Journal name Journal of Renewable Materials
ISSN 2164-6325
2164-6341
Publication date 2014-05-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.7569/JRM.2014.634104
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 95
End page 106
Total pages 12
Editor Francisco Vilaplana
Place of publication Salem, MA, USA
Publisher Scrivener
Language eng
Abstract Starch is a biopolymer that is widely available from agriculture/nature and thus is renewable and cheap. In addition, starch-based materials are biodegradable, offering a great advantage over traditional non-biodegradable synthetic polymers. However, the poor processibility and product performance of starch have greatly impeded the wide application of starch in real applications. This paper reviews the current developments of the production of thermoplastic starch as a commodity renewable material. The biological origins of the feedstock, formulation development, processing requirements, as well as the important aspects that need to be addressed when designing a product from starch are discussed. It is hoped that this paper will provide insights into thermoplastic starch-based materials trends and and inspiration for future research.
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Starch is a biopolymer that is widely available from agriculture/nature and thus is renewable and cheap. In addition, starch-based materials are biodegradable, offering a great advantage over traditional nonbiodegradable synthetic polymers. However, the poor processibility and product performance of starch have greatly impeded the wide application of starch in real applications. This paper reviews the current developments of the production of thermoplastic starch as a commodity renewable material. The biological origins of the feedstock, formulation development, processing requirements, as well as the important aspects that need to be addressed when designing a product from starch are discussed. It is hoped that this paper will provide insights into thermoplastic starch-based materials trends and and inspiration for future research.
Keyword Starch structure
Thermoplastic starch
Thermal processing
Extrusion
Plasticization
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
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