Preparation and Characterization of Compatible and Degradable Thermoplastic Starch/Polyethylene Film

@article{Shujun2006PreparationAC,
  title={Preparation and Characterization of Compatible and Degradable Thermoplastic Starch/Polyethylene Film},
  author={Wang Shu-jun and Yu Jiu-gao and Yu Jinglin},
  journal={Journal of Polymers and the Environment},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={65-70}
}
The degradability of the compatible thermoplastic starch/polyethylene film was investigated by weight loss percent (WLP), Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy, and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The compatible film was prepared by using the particles of thermoplastic starch/polyethylene blends that were produced by one-step reactive extrusion. The weight of the film after degradation reduced more than 3% for 30 days and 4% for 60 days. The FTIR results revealed that both starch… CONTINUE READING