Effect of environmental exposure on materials based on blends of plasticized starch and polypropylene

Michael J. Forbes, James T. Goetz, Brian A. Young, Sachin Velankar, Candice Deleo

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Abstract

Due to the recent demand for environmentally friendly polymers and the duty to take advantage of renewable natural resources when possible, biopolymers have become an important alternative to synthetic polymers. Starch when using glycerol as a plasticizer has proven to be a processable "green" polymer additive when compounded with maleated polypropylene. In this study, material was characterized based on its ability to perform over five months of exposure to natural conditions. The effects on modulus and elongation with the addition of plasticized starch, in a polypropylene matrix, were evaluated and are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009
Pages1626-1630
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Nov 25 2009
Event67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 24 2009

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume3

Other

Other67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/22/096/24/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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