Starch nanocrystals

Nanomater provides starch nanocrystals (50-80 nm of diameter) of different plant origin that can added to polymeric nanocomposites to improve physical and mechanical properties, giving a high light transmittance, greater tensile strength, increased resistance to breakage, less water uptake, increased biodegradability of plastics for food packaging.

SEM images of Starch nanocrystals (right) obtained from potato starch (left)