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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 ...
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 ...