Starch-Based Composites and Their Applications


Starch-Based Composites and Their Applications

E.G. Okonkwo, V.S. Aigbodion, E.T. Akinlabi, C.C. Daniel-Mkpume

One of the major breakthroughs in biodegradable polymer composites is in the area of starch reinforced composites; materials with still-to-be explored potentials. Starch is a low cost biodegradable polymer with distinctive properties and shortcomings. Blending with other polymers have led to the development of an enhanced composite material with more advanced properties and varied areas of application. This paper aims at looking at the processing, applications and trend in the development of starch and starch blended composites. The effect of various additives and different class of polymers will be discussed while highlighting future trend in its developmental course.

Starch, Composites, Starch-blend, Green Composites, Mechanical Properties, Microstructure, Application

Published online 4/20/2020, 44 pages

Citation: E.G. Okonkwo, V.S. Aigbodion, E.T. Akinlabi, C.C. Daniel-Mkpume, Starch-Based Composites and Their Applications, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 73, pp 198-241, 2020


Part of the book on Advanced Applications of Polysaccharides and their Composites

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