Artykuł

Vol: 35 , Nr: , Art.: 11
Tytuł / Title:
Influence of plasticizer type on properties of renewable engineering materials
Wpływ rodzaju plastyfikatora na właściwości odnawialnych materiałów inżynierskich
Autorzy / Authors:
KNITTER Monika
ZEMBRZUSKA Joanna
DOBRZYŃSKA-MIZERA Monika
Polymer Processing Division, Poznan University of Technology
Słowa kluczowe / key words:
natural polymer, starch, glycerol
polimery naturalne, skrobia, gliceryna
Streszczenie / Summary:

Polymers and their composites are commonly used as engineering materials. They reveal
a number of beneficial properties that allow their use in many industries. However, the main disadvantage of polymeric materials is their long degradation time in environment. For this reason, there is a need to replace synthetic polymers with renewable ones which are of plant or animal origin. Potato starch-based polymer was produced and characterized in this study. An influence of plasticizers on rheological, thermal and morphological properties of the plasticized starch was studied herein.