Bioplastics


Welcome to the Bioplastics section. The latest articles for this section are displayed below:

Improving the mechanical properties of fatty acid starch esters

Henky Muljana, Asaf Sugih, Hero Jan Heeres, and Francesco Picchioni
5 May 2017
The novel use of sago starch and vinyl laurate in densified carbon dioxide increases the reactivity of esterification and produces final products that have higher degrees of substitution.

Functionalizing gum arabic for adhesive and food packaging applications

Vimal Katiyar and Neelima Tripathi
30 March 2017
A new bio-based hydrophobic gum arabic-based copolymer is an excellent adhesive and improves the properties of polylactic acid for potential food packaging applications.

Bioplastics to eliminate environmental pollution from agricultural plastic waste

Luciana Sartore, Giuliano Vox, and Evelia Schettini
27 February 2017
Biodegradable polymeric materials based on hydrolyzed proteins from leather waste can be used as biodegradable mulch spray-coatings in horticulture and as containers for seedlings.

Mechanical and crystal enhancements to polylactide with silver-nanoparticle filler

Jesús Bautista-Del-Ángel, Ana B. Morales-Cepeda, Tomas Lozano-Ramírez, Saúl Sanchez, Shahir Karami, and Pierre Lafleur
4 January 2017
Processing poly(lactic acid) with low concentrations of silver using a twin-screw extruder leads to nanocomposites with enhanced crystallinity and improved mechanical properties.

Polytetrafluoroethylene as a suitable filler for poly(lactic acid) composites

An Huang, Haoyang Mi, Hrishikesh Kharbas, Tom Ellingham, Lih-Sheng Turng, and Xiangfang Peng
15 December 2016
The mechanical, rheological, and foaming properties of melt-blended samples were investigated.

Effects of temperature on the relaxation behavior of poly(lactic acid)

Necmi Dusunceli, Aleksey D. Drozdov, and Naseem Theilgaard
24 October 2016
A series of tensile loading–unloading and relaxation tests, under stretching and retraction cyclic deformation conditions, were conducted between room temperature and 50!sup!°!/sup!C.

High-solid-loading ionic-liquid pretreatment of lignocellulosic particles for biocomposites

Hamayoun Mahmood, Muhammad Moniruzzaman, Suzana Yusup, and Hazizan M. Akil
4 October 2016
A novel and environmentally friendly pretreatment approach is used for the production of cellulose-rich fibers as reinforcements for thermoplastic-starch-based bioplastics.

Effect of molding conditions on properties of injection-molded polylactic acid parts

Felice De Santis, Valentina Volpe, and Roberto Pantani
22 September 2016
A post-molding stage, in which samples are kept at 105°C, is used to produce semi-crystalline samples in much shorter times than through standard injection into a hot mold.

Reinforcing thermoplastic starch composites with cellulose nanofibers

Anuradha Rani, Sheetal Monga, Anupama Sharma, and Monica Prabhakar
9 September 2016
Cellulose from sugarcane bagasse can be used to improve the mechanical and barrier properties of bionanocomposites.

High-performance polylactide biocomposites reinforced with cellulose nanofibers

Fatemeh Safdari, Davood Bagheriasl, Pierre J. Carreau, Marie-Claude Heuzey, and Musa R. Kamal
11 August 2016
Rheological, optical, mechanical, and thermomechanical investigation of the properties of cellulose-nanofiber-reinforced polylactide demonstrates the solution method for achieving good fiber dispersion.