The present study was motivated by the desire to replace plastics produced from petrochemicals by working materials made from renewable resources. Chlorine-containing polymers are especially at issue, due to waste management problems. The polar character of these materials, which is important both for the creation of a gas barrier in packaging applications and for high frequency electromagnetic weldability, can be matched by polar biopolymers such as polysaccharides and proteins.
KeywordsShear Rate Potato Starch Native Starch Thermoplastic Starch Native Potato Starch
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