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Functionalisation and blending of biodegradable polymers- Blends of PCL and Gluten under scC0¬¬2 and with a compatibilizer -

Neijenhuis, S. (2008) Functionalisation and blending of biodegradable polymers- Blends of PCL and Gluten under scC0¬¬2 and with a compatibilizer -. Bachelor's Thesis, Industrial Engineering and Management.

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Abstract

The research of biodegradable plastics have been of interest for decades and this became important in recent years due to the increase of stringent regulations considering pollution and the rising importance in the public opinion about environmental issues. The costs for pure biodegradable plastics are significantly higher to compete with the general used non-biodegradable plastics like for example plastics bags. Therefore low cost fillers are used such as Starch and Gluten in blends with expensive biodegradable polymers to reduce costs. Unfortunately these blends which consist of components with different properties influence eventually the properties of the material. In this research the focus is on the biodegradable plastic which is made from blends of PCL and Gluten in the presence of a compatibilizer to improve mixing between the hydrophobic PCL and the hydrophilic Gluten. These blends are processed with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (ScCo2) and is different in comparison to the hazardous solvents which are commonly used in the polymer production process. The mechanical and thermal properties of these blends are analyzed and compared with blends where no compatibilizer was used in order to make a conclusion if the compatibilizer has positive influence on these properties.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering and Management
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/8484

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