Submitted to: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry World Polymer Congress Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/2/2004
Publication Date: 6/2/2004
Citation: Imam, S.H., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2004. Renewable starch polymer: property, modification, processing and product development. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry World Polymer Congress Proceedings. 128. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Starch polymer can be plasticized under appropriate conditions, however, it lacks properties that are typical of synthetic polymers. In this study, starch polymer has been chemically grafted, crosslinked and modified via novel processing techniques, which yielded starch-based products of improved property. The research will highlight films, adhesives, expanded foams and fiber-reinforced starch composites along with their mechanical and biodegradation properties.