Thermoplastic Starch

  • I. Tomka
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 302)

Abstract

The present study was motivated by the desire to replace plastics produced from petrochemicals by working materials made from renewable resources. Chlorine-containing polymers are especially at issue, due to waste management problems. The polar character of these materials, which is important both for the creation of a gas barrier in packaging applications and for high frequency electromagnetic weldability, can be matched by polar biopolymers such as polysaccharides and proteins.

Keywords

Starch Weldability Carbohydrate DMSO Polysaccharide 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Tomka
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  1. 1.Institut für PolymereETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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