Tapioca Starch for Dry Mix Mortar

Dry mix mortar is a pre-mixed blend of dry materials used for construction projects such as building walls, flooring, and other structures. It is made by blending a combination of cement, sand, water-retaining agents, and other additives in a specific ratio, which is then packaged and sold as a ready-to-use product. Dry mix mortar is […]

Pregelatinized Tapioca Starch for Tissue Paper

Tissue paper is a lightweight, soft, and delicate paper product that is typically made from bleached wood pulp. It is commonly used for a variety of purposes such as facial tissue, toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, and other similar products. Tissue paper is known for its high absorbency and softness, which makes it ideal for […]

Tapioca Starch for Barrier Coating Paper

Barrier coating paper is a type of paper that has been treated with a coating to make it resistant to water, oil, and other liquids. The coating can be made from a variety of materials, such as plastic, wax, or a combination of both. Barrier coating paper is commonly used in packaging applications to protect […]

Revolutionizing Food Packaging: The Power of Active and Intelligent Packaging

In the ever-evolving landscape of food packaging, innovations like active and intelligent packaging are taking center stage, reshaping how we preserve and interact with our food. Active Packaging: Enhancing Quality and Shelf Life Active packaging is a game-changer, leveraging the incorporation of active substances—think antioxidants and antimicrobials—directly into packaging materials or in tiny sachets. This […]

The Role of Packaging in the Food Industry: Materials, Sustainability, and Future Trends

Packaging, a cornerstone in the realm of food products, serves a triad of crucial functions—protection, communication, and convenience for consumers. With a spectrum of food types requiring tailored packaging to shield against contaminants and extend shelf life, materials such as glass, paper, plastic, and metal play pivotal roles in this symphony. Materials in Harmony Market […]

Mastering Polymer Blends: Strategies for Optimal Compatibility

Unveiling the Dynamics: Miscible vs. Immiscible Polymer Blends Polymer blends, the amalgamation of distinct polymers, are classified into two realms: miscible and immiscible, governed by their thermodynamic properties. Miscible blends boast homogeneity at a molecular level, characterized by a negative free energy of the mixture. In contrast, immiscible blends exhibit multiple phases and a positive […]

Blends of Thermoplastic Starch and Biodegradable Polymers

Biodegradable materials are commonly blends of TPS and aliphatic/aromatic polyesters, such as PLA, PBAT, PHB, and PVA. PLA and PHB are renewable resources and PVA was the first to be studied in blends with starch. These biopolymers have physical and chemical properties similar to those of conventional plastics and have been used to make packaging […]

Blending Starch with Synthetic Polymers for Biodegradable Packaging

In the quest for sustainable packaging solutions, researchers are exploring the fusion of starch with synthetic polymers to create biodegradable blends. Conventional packaging, dominated by petroleum-based polymers, boasts strength, durability, and cost-effectiveness. However, the environmental toll of slow degradation and challenging recycling processes has fueled the search for alternatives. The Rise of Biopolymers: Tackling Plastic […]

The Pursuit of Sustainable Alternatives and the Promise of Starch-Based Blends

In a collaborative effort, the plastics industry and academic researchers are actively exploring innovative materials to supplant conventional, nonrenewable petrochemical polymers. The shift towards bio-based polymers, derived from renewable natural resources, not only presents a viable alternative but also champions environmental sustainability by curbing carbon dioxide emissions. Traditional plastics, notorious for their poor biodegradability, contribute […]

Composites Formulations, Processing, Structure, and Final Properties

Starch composites use different types of starch from various sources, including modified starches. Fillers are added to improve properties. These composites can be made on a small or large scale using various methods like casting, melt-mixing, and extrusion. Different techniques can be used to study the microstructure of materials and provide information about the homogeneity […]