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Title: Effect of dip coating polymer solutions on properties of thermoplastic cassava starch
Authors: Kittisak Jantanasakulwong
Nattagarn Homsaard
Phanurot Phengchan
Pornchai Rachtanapun
Noppol Leksawasdi
Yuthana Phimolsiripol
Charin Techapun
Pensak Jantrawut
Keywords: Chemistry
Materials Science
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2019
Abstract: © 2019 by the authors. Thermoplastic starch (TPS) was prepared by melt-mixing cassava starch with glycerol. Polyethylene (PE), polyethylene-grafted-maleic anhydride (PE-MAH) and poly(lactic acid) (PLA) solutions at 2% (w/v) were used to coat TPS using the dip coating process. The tensile strength of TPS increased with the dip coating solution technique, especially for PLA coating. Swelling index, water-soluble matter and water droplet contact angle confirmed the water resistant improvement of TPS by PE-MAH and the PLA dip coating solution. Plasticizer bleeding was found in uncoated TPS after storage, but not in the coated TPS. Coating TPS with PE-MAH and PLA improved the tensile properties, water resistance and conquered plasticizer bleeding problems in TPS.
ISSN: 20734360
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