Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 3, 2007
Publication Date: February 1, 2009
Citation: Shogren, R.L. 2008. Starch-Poly(Hydroxylalkanoate) Composites and Blends. In Yu, L. Biodegradable Polymer Blends and Composites from Renewable Resources. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons. p. 211-226. Technical Abstract: This paper summarizes research on starch-polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) blends and composites. Efforts to increase compatibility, characterize mechanical and biodegradation properties are described. A range of blend products have been prepared including molded plastics, films and foams. Finally, future prospects and research needs are discussed.