|Mao, Lijun - PLANET POLYMER, SAN DIEGO|
|Cinelli, Patrizia - UNIV PISA/CHEM INDUST|
|Chiellini, Emo - UNIV PISA/CHEM INDUST|
Submitted to: Journal of Environment and Polymers
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 15, 2001
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Corn is produced in abundance in the U.S. Starch derived from corn is an excellent material for developing biodegradable single use consumer products. This report describes the extrusion of starch films along with other low cost compatible polymers such as glycerol and polyvinyl alcohol resulting in improved performance and biodegradable properties of extruded films. Utilization of corn byproducts will help add value to corn and will result in improved farm economy.