Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 6, 2004
Publication Date: January 1, 2005
Citation: Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J., Imam, S.H., Wood, D.F., Chiou, B. 2004. Processing biopolymers and biomaterials for novel uses. Procesos Biotechnologies. Meeting in Monterrey, Mexico, November 29 to December 3. Paper No. 20 (Abstract). Technical Abstract: Biopolymers such as starch and cellulose and biomaterials that include waxes can be used to make composite materials with unique physical, mechanical and chemical properties with a variety of commercial applications. This paper will focus on the use of biopolymers and novel materials in fabricating products valuable for building materials, encapsulation of volatile compounds and in controlled-release applications for foods and for pest control applications.