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Bioplastics from natural polymers

Muneer, Faraz (2014). Bioplastics from natural polymers. Alnarp: (LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Breeding (from 130101), Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Introductory paper at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science ; 2014:4
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Petroleum based plastics are beneficial to the society; however, they are non-biodegradable and create numerous health and environmental problems. Therefore, it is important to find alternative resources for plastics production, which are more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Natural polymers from plants e.g. wheat gluten protein, potato starch, and polymers produced by bacteria are such resources. These polymers have been shown as being suitable for making environmentally friendly bioplastics due to their functional properties. Recent studies have reported the potential use of these natural polymers to produce plastics with promising mechanical and gas barrier properties. However, depending on the application the properties such as moisture susceptibility in the environment and strength of these polymers are not satisfactory and there is a need for improvement. One of the solutions is to combine the properties of two polymers in one composite material with unique characteristics. Wheat gluten an inexpensive byproduct of bioethanol industry with unique structural properties in combination with other natural polymers such potato starch and protein, as well as bacterial polymers, can be used for producing a wide range of bio-based materials and composites with interesting structural and functional properties.

Authors/Creators:Muneer, Faraz
Title:Bioplastics from natural polymers
Series/Journal:Introductory paper at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science (BIB14970803)
Year of publishing :18 December 2014
Depositing date:18 December 2014
Number:2014:4
Page range:1-10
Number of Pages:10
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Science
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:Q Food science > Q60 Processing of non-food or non-feed agricultural products
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Agrovoc terms:polymers, plastics, gluten, wheats, proteins, potato starch
Keywords:Bioplastics, Wheat gluten, Potato starch
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2534
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2534
ID Code:11915
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Breeding (from 130101)
Deposited By: Mr. Faraz Muneer
Deposited On:01 Apr 2015 12:41
Metadata Last Modified:26 Oct 2015 15:33

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