Bioplarch: Starch Based Bioplastic As a Construction Material

author: Esen Gökçe Özdamar, Namik Kemal University (NKU)
published: March 21, 2016,   recorded: February 2016,   views: 73
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From agricultural waste to architectural biomorphology.

Bioplarch is a scientific research project currently under process and conducted by the authors in Namık Kemal University. The project is a search for a possible production of starch based bioplastic as a construction and composite material that can be used as a surface and a furniture. Starch is gained from agricultural waste and evaluated in regard of waste management.

Secondly, our aim is to find out what interventions can be made in order to increase the life span of bioplastic, make it durable and resistant to humid and weather conditions. The project also aims to understand whether the material can be used alternatively to the cement as a connective material in concrete and provide a matrix for carbon, glass and aramid fibers.

Bioplastic is produced from potato starch, firstly as a sheet and secondly as a three-dimensional material and is going to be tested for vulnerability and durability for understanding material behavior under pressure, humid and other conditions.

More about the project HERE.

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