Developing starch-based polymer composites
Gilfillan, William N. (2015) Developing starch-based polymer composites. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
William Gilfillan Thesis
Administrators only until 10 August 2017
This project aim was to replace petroleum-based plastic packaging materials that pollute the environment, with biodegradable starch-based polymer composites. It was demonstrated that untreated sugar cane bagasse microfibres and unbleached nanofibres significantly improved the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of starch films, while thermal extrusion of starch with alcohol improved the stiffness and the addition of aconitic acid cross-linked the film making it moisture resistant and extensible.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Doherty, William & Bartley, John|
|Additional Information:||An embargo has been granted by the Faculty until the 10th of August, 2017.|
|Keywords:||biodegradable, bioplastic, sustainable, thermoplastic, sugarcane bagasse, nanofibre, microfibre, composite, starch, cast film|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||07 Sep 2015 01:43|
|Last Modified:||07 Sep 2015 01:43|
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