Biodegradable plastics from cassava starch in Thailand
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Sriroth, Klanarong; Chollakup, Rungsima; Piyachomkwan, Kuakoon; Oates, Christopher G.. 2001. Biodegradable plastics from cassava starch in Thailand . In: Howeler, Reinhardt H.; Tan, Swee Lian (eds.). Cassava's potential in Asia in the 21st Century: Present situation and future research and development needs: Proceedings of the sixth Regional workshop, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Feb. 21-25, 2000 . Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cassava Office for Asia, Cali, CO. p. 538-552.
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The paper reviews the role of starch and biodegradable plastics production in Thailand, emphasizing the potential contribution of cassava starch in these products. Types of biodegradable plastics and their manufacturing processes are described. The major types of biodegradable plastics discussed are directly-expanded starch products and various starch-polymer blends (PCL, PLA, PVA and PHA). Research focusing on cassava starch incorporation into biodegradable plastics is summarized.