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Improvement Of Mechanical Properties And Water Stability Of Vegetable Protein Based Plastics, Gowrishankar Srinivasan Sep 2015

Improvement Of Mechanical Properties And Water Stability Of Vegetable Protein Based Plastics, Gowrishankar Srinivasan

Gowrishankar Srinivasan

Bio-renewable bio-degradable plastics are a potential solution to the growing problems of pollution caused by petroleum plastics and dependency on foreign nations for petroleum resources. One possible feed stock for these materials are vegetable proteins, especially from soy bean and corn. These proteins have relatively high molecular weights and have the potential of being processed with standard polymer processing technologies. But some issues that need to be addressed are their water instability (soy protein) and inferior mechanical properties as compared to petroleum derived plastics. In this study, soy protein isolates (SPI) and zein protein was processed with various additives and ...


Improvement Of Mechanical Properties And Water Stability Of Vegetable Protein Based Plastics, Gowrishankar Srinivasan May 2015

Improvement Of Mechanical Properties And Water Stability Of Vegetable Protein Based Plastics, Gowrishankar Srinivasan

Gowrishankar Srinivasan

Bio-renewable bio-degradable plastics are a potential solution to the growing problems of pollution caused by petroleum plastics and dependency on foreign nations for petroleum resources. One possible feed stock for these materials are vegetable proteins, especially from soy bean and corn. These proteins have relatively high molecular weights and have the potential of being processed with standard polymer processing technologies. But some issues that need to be addressed are their water instability (soy protein) and inferior mechanical properties as compared to petroleum derived plastics. In this study, soy protein isolates (SPI) and zein protein was processed with various additives and ...