Bioplastic Formula n°010

Heated at circa 60°C, then stored at room temperature.


For 100g of H2O:


  • 6g Tapioca Starch (Manihot Esculenta);
  • 2.8g Agar Agar (Agarose [C24H38O19], Agaropectin);
  • 4.8g Glycerol [C3H8O3];


Materials Annotations: Tapioca Starch is extracted from the storage roots of the cassava plant (Manihot Esculenta) a species native to the north and central-west regions of Brazil; Agar is a jelly-like substance that forms the supporting structure in the cell walls of red algae (Rhodophyta); Glycerol is a simple polyol compound that is colorless, odorless, and non-toxic; Vinegar is an aqueous solution of acetic acid with a typical concentration of 5–8% acetic acid by volume.


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