454606 Novel Strong Starch and Salt Composites Structures, What Are They and What Characterises Them

Tuesday, November 15, 2016: 10:10 AM
Bay View (Hotel Nikko San Francisco)
Tim de Bruijn, Gabrie Meesters, IBP, DSM, Delft, Netherlands and Henk Nugteren, Applied Sciences, Product and Process Engineering, TU Delft, 2628 BL Delft, Netherlands

Novel bio-based composite materials attract a lot of attention at the moment. In this work we have looked in combinations of starch, salt and water which under the right heating conditions form a very strong composite material which could be used for building purposes. By doing a design of experiments of the different variables of the composite material the strength of the material was assessed. Also the plastic and elastic deformation was studied. The composites material was optimized to the best strength possible and compared to other materials used for building. This work showed that a remarkable new composite material was developed consisting of simple in nature available material could be easily made and showed good strength characteristics. The deformation under stress showed remarkable new insights. Examples of possible use of the material will be shown and discussed.

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