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  • Biodegradation of bloodmeal-based thermoplastics in green-waste composting

    Verbeek, Casparus Johan R.; Hicks, Talia; Langdon, Alan (Springer, 2011)
    Polymers that are compostable and manufactured from renewable resources have gained significant importance in recent years. The objective of this work was to assess the biodegradability of bloodmeal-based thermoplastics ...
  • Biofibre production from chicken feather

    Tseng, Fan-Chen Jeanie; Verbeek, Casparus Johan R. (2011)
    The global poultry industry generates at least 2 million tonnes of chicken feather every year. Feather fibre has potential as reinforcement for polymer composites with light-weight, thermal insulation and acoustic dampening ...
  • Blends of linear-low-density polyethylene and thermoplastic bloodmeal using maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene as compatibilizer

    Marsilla, K. I. Ku; Verbeek, Casparus Johan R. (Engineers Australia, 2012, 2012)
    Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) was blended with Novatein Thermoplastic from bloodmeal (NTP.) The compatibilizing effect of maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene (PE-g-MAH) on mechanical, morphology thermal properties ...
  • Closing the loop, adding value

    Verbeek, Casparus Johan R. (TCEtoday, 2015)
    This article describes an innovation which uses waste blood from meat processing to create a valuable bio-based plastic
  • Decoloring hemoglobin as a feedstock for second-generation bioplastics

    Low, Aaron; Lay, Mark C.; Verbeek, Casparus Johan R.; Swan, Janis E. (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
    The color of red blood cell concentrate (RBCC) limits its application in human food, but there is potential to use it for second-generation bioplastics. Several methods have been developed to remove color from RBCC, but ...

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  • Effects of Drying Conditions on Protein Properties of Blood meal

    Damba, Chawangwa (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    Blood meal is a by-product of the meat industry produced through drying of animal blood. It contains about 85 wt.% proteins. Drying has been used as a method to preserve biomaterials and involves lowering of the water ...
  • Harakeke fibre as reinforcement in epoxy matrix composites and its hybridisation with hemp fibre

    Le, Tan Minh (University of Waikato, 2016)
    Over the last few decades, due to increasing global awareness of environmental issues, there has been great interest and motivation in research to develop natural fibre composites to replace glass fibre composites in certain ...
  • Bio-composites materials from engineered natural fibres for structural applications

    Mohd Ghazali, Aruan Efendy (University of Waikato, 2016)
    The large environmental footprint caused by conventional synthetic fibre reinforced petrochemical-derived polymer composites along with potential improvement in mechanical properties for natural fibre reinforced bio-derived ...
  • Oxidative Decolouring of Bloodmeal Using Peracetic Acid

    Hicks, Talia Maree (University of Waikato, 2015)
    Bloodmeal is an ancillary product of the agricultural industry, containing 80 – 100 % protein, and has been used to create a bio-based plastic called Novatein Thermoplastic Protein®, with a proprietary blend of sodium ...
  • Development of Bloodmeal Protein Thermoplastic Blends

    Marsilla, K. I. Ku (University of Waikato, 2015)
    This study investigated the compatibilization of Novatein® Thermoplastic Protein (NTP) blends with other polymers. NTP was blended with three different types of polymers;a petroleum-based polyolefin, (low-linear density ...

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