The replacement of traditionally used fossil fuel based plastics with bioplastics would contribute to the transition to a more sustainable circular economy Unfortunately, bioplastics often do not meet requirements in terms of strength and barrier properties and are therefore unsuited to function as food packaging material In this research, we aim at improving properties of a promising bioplastic, polylactic acid ( by the incorporation of chitin nanocrystals. The major focus lays on the effect of deacetylation on the properties of the chitin nanocrystals During deacetylation, acetylgroups on the chitin nanocrystals are replaced by amino groups
|Publication status||Published - 15 Nov 2019|
|Event||ELLS scientific student conference 2019 - Uppsala, Sweden|
Duration: 15 Nov 2019 → 16 Nov 2019
|Conference||ELLS scientific student conference 2019|
|Period||15/11/19 → 16/11/19|
de Boer, K., Colijn, I., & Schroen, C. G. P. H. (2019). The effect of deacetylation on chitin nanocrystals for the production of chitin-PLA nanocomposites. Poster session presented at ELLS scientific student conference 2019, Uppsala, Sweden.