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Processing and shelf life issues of selected food packaging materials and structures from renewable resources
Use of polymers from renewable sources for food packaging applications is steadily growing. However, as compared to thermoplastic synthetic polymers, they present problems when processed withExpand
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The role of protein–plasticizer–clay interactions on processing and properties of thermoplastic zein bionanocomposites
Bionanocomposites (BNCs) based on thermoplastic zein (TPZ) and unmodified sodium montmorillonite (MMT), at 1, 2.5, 5, and 10 wt % loading, were prepared by using an internal mixer. The nanocompositesExpand
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Effect of two kinds of lignins, alkaline lignin and sodium lignosulfonate, on the foamability of thermoplastic zein-based bionanocomposites
The aim of this study was to utilize zein, a protein from corn, to develop bioplastic formulations in combination with reactive additives based on ligninic compounds and to investigate the effects ofExpand
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