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Starch Based Biodegradable Blends: A Review


Starch Based Biodegradable Blends: A Review
Authors : Waham Ashaier Laftah
Publication Date: 10-07-2017

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Author(s):  Waham Ashaier Laftah

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Volume. 6 - Issue. 06 , June - 2017

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

Abstract

Starch based polymer bio-blends are biodegradable polymeric materials of cellulosic-based biomaterials, which can be degraded by microorganisms and enzymes. The combination of starch with polyolefin produces a single material that has the biodegradation properties of starch and the mechanical, thermal and barrier properties of polyolefin. Starches such as rice, tapioca and sago starch and polyolefin such as polyethylene and polypropylene have been used to prepare bio-blend using different processing methods. The review has shown that the bio-blends obtained from starch and polyolefin have improved biodegradation and in some instances enhanced the mechanical properties.

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