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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 280181, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/280181
Research Article

Are 100% Green Composites and Green Thermoplastics the New Materials for the Future?

1AMME International Laboratory, LECAP EA4528, Institut des Matériaux, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Rouen, BP12, 76801 Saint Etienne du Rouvray, France
2LGMA, Esitpa, 76130 Mont Saint Aignan, France

Received 29 August 2011; Accepted 31 October 2011

Academic Editor: Chantara Thevy Ratnam

Copyright © 2012 Jean Marc Saiter et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A review of the history of the evolution of material science and material technology shows us that one tendency for the future could be the use of agriculture resources. In this work, we review the performances of one of these resources, that is, wheat flour. We show that it is possible to get thermoplastic films with properties quasiequivalent to what is obtained for expensive pure starch. By adding natural fibres, composites are also obtained. These composites exhibit performances which allow their use only for short duration.