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.
KeywordsStarch Weldability Carbohydrate DMSO Polysaccharide
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