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Biodegradable Compound

Introduction

Petroleum resources are limited and the excessive use of non-biodegradable polymers has caused serious environmental problems. Therefore, degradable and/or biodegradable polymers have received more attention these days. Since synthetic polymers are expensive, the focus is mainly on natural polymers which are inherently biodegradable and can be promising candidates to meet different requirements. Among the natural polymers, starch is of main interest. It is regenerated from carbon dioxide and water by photosynthesis in plants. Due to its complete biodegradability, low cost, and renewability, starch is considered as a promising candidate for developing sustainable materials. Addition of starch to the synthetic polymers creates biodegradable feature but decreases mechanical properties. To deal with this problem, nanofibers are added to the polymers. 

Application

  • As usable polymer films in disposable tablecloths, nylon, etc.

Advantage of Using Nanotechnology

Addition of nanofibers to the polymers leads to the improvement of mechanical and chemical properties. Determination of biodegradability of the product was performed using ISO 14855-2.

Certificates and Standards

  • NanoScale Certification

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