8. Starch Based Composites for Packaging Applications

  1. Srikanth Pilla
  1. K. M. Gupta

Published Online: 19 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118203699.ch8

Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

How to Cite

Gupta, K. M. (2011) Starch Based Composites for Packaging Applications, in Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications (ed S. Pilla), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118203699.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA

Author Information

  1. Professor (Department of Applied Mechanics) and ex-Dean (Research and Consultancy), Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 5 JUL 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Scrivener

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470626078

Online ISBN: 9781118203699

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Keywords:

  • different sources of starches as matrix material;
  • mechanical properties of starches;
  • biopolymers;
  • plasticization;
  • different types of biocomposites;
  • natural fibers;
  • mechanics of composites;
  • packaging requirements;
  • vivid packaging applications;
  • testing standards of packaging

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Composite Materials

  • Biopolymers/Biodegradable Polymers for use as Matrix of the Composite

  • Starch as a Source of Bio-Polymer (Agro-Polymer)

  • Fibers

  • Mechanics of Fiber Composite Laminates

  • Introduction to Packaging and its Functions

  • Starch Based Packaging Materials

  • Flexible, Active and Passive, and Intelligent Packagings

  • Testing Standards/Norms for Packaging

  • Recent Advances in Starch Based Composites for Packaging Applications

  • Plasticized Starch and Fiber Reinforced Composites for Packaging Applications

  • Starch Based Nanocomposites for Packaging Applications

  • Starch Foam, Film, and Coated Composites for Packaging Applications

  • Effects of Various Parameters on Behavior of Packaging Purpose Biocomposites

  • Characterization of Biocomposites

  • Composite Manufacturing Methods

  • Futuristic Research Outlook

  • Glossary of Terminology

  • Acknowledgements