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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Fiber Reinforced Extruded Starch Form

Authors
item Glenn, Gregory
item Imam, Syed
item Orts, William
item Klamczynski, Artur

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 27, 2003
Publication Date: January 27, 2004
Citation: Glenn, G.M., Imam, S.H., Orts, W.J., Klamczynski, A. 2004. Fiber reinforced extruded starch form. ANTEC, Chicago, IL. 2484-2488.

Technical Abstract: Cereal or tuber starches have been extruded into low density foam. Extruded starch foam tends to embrittle and have poor mechanical properties. We have extruded starch with cellulose fiber uniformly distributed throughout the starch matrix. Fiber reinforced foam has a greater density than foam made only of starch. The mechanical strength and resiliency of fiber reinforced foam was superior to that of foam without fiber.

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