Browsing by Author "Verbeek, Casparus Johan R."

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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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  • Extraction and characterization of collagen from bovine hides for preparation of biodegradable films

    Noorzai, Safiya (The University of Waikato, 2020)
    Industrial processing of bovine hides into leather results in a large number of unusable hide off-cuttings, shavings and trimmings. This waste raw material is under-utilised and presents a waste valorisation opportunity ...
  • Processing Extrudable Sheets using Decoloured Bloodmeal

    Izuchukwu, Sandra C.P. (The University of Waikato, 2019)
    This study investigated the feasibility of blending decoloured bloodmeal thermoplastic (DBT), a thermoplastic protein material, with poly (lactic acid) (PLA), a semi-crystalline polymer, and subsequently processing the ...
  • Automated aerial seed planting using biodegradable polymers

    Cozens, Wade (The University of Waikato, 2019)
    The purpose of the thesis was to undertake a preliminary product design to assess the feasibility of using drone technology to aid reforestation for automated seed planting. This product would be able to increase productivity ...
  • Foaming Novatein Thermoplastic Protein

    Gavin, Chanelle Anne Rose (The University of Waikato, 2019)
    Most plastics are produced from non-renewable and/or non-biodegradable polymers. The negative environmental impact of these has been a strong driver for bioplastic development. Proteins are naturally occurring biopolymers ...
  • Sheet extrusion and plasticisation of Novatein thermoplastic protein

    Uitto, Jussi Matias (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    The purpose of this study was to develop a relationship between protein structure, rheological properties and plasticization of Novatein. Novatein is a biomass-based thermoplastic in which the main constituent is blood ...

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