Production of Bioplastic from Phycocolloids
Current Overview on Science and Technology Research Vol. 8,
10 November 2022
The main aim of this study was to identify the potential use of agar (Phycocolloids) in the making of bio plastic. Biodegradable and edible materials from plants and animals, including peptides, polysaccharides, and lipids, are profitable alternatives to synthetic packaging films. Bioplastic is a type of plastic that is created entirely or primarily from polymer generated from biological sources like sugarcane, potatoes, or starch. It is either biobased or biodegradable, or it combines both qualities. A colloid made from seaweed is referred to as a phycocolloid; a colloid is a non-crystalline substance with very big molecules. Phycocolloids are therefore just seaweed gums. According to the findings of the current study, agar can be successfully employed to create bioplastic. The use of bioplastic is expanding quickly as a result of their undeniable advantages over conventional plastic. Bioplastic can be used in the packaging sector to create baby toys, mobile cases, pill and capsule capsules, and more.