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Selected Physical Properties of Extruded Foamed Materials Based on Starch
(Dept. of Mach. Exploit. and Management of Prod. Processes, ULS in Lublin, Poland, 2017-11)
Starch-based foamed materials were processed with extrusion-cooking. Potato starch was used as a basic raw material. Plastronfoam PDE and poly(vinyl) alcohol were added in the amount of 1, 2, and 3% of starch mass. Directly ...
Selected Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene/TPS Composites as a Material for Flowerpots and Horticulture Containers
(Department of Machinery Exploitation and Management of Production Processes, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland, 2017-11)
Thermoplastic starch (TPS) was prepared from native potato starch:glycerol:keratin (70:20:10 wt.%) blends and processed using a modified single screw extruder at L/D=16. Recycled polypropylene was mixed with TPS at the ...