Bioplarch


Starch based bioplastic as a construction material

Bioplarch


Starch based bioplastic as a construction material
From agricultural waste to architectural biomorphology
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Bioplarch is a scientific research project currently under process and conducted by the authors in Namık Kemal University. The project is a search for a possible production of starch based bioplastic as a construction and composite material that can be used as a surface and a furniture. Starch is gained from agricultural waste and evaluated in regard of waste management.

Secondly, our aim is to find out what interventions can be made in order to increase the life span of bioplastic, make it durable and resistant to humid and weather conditions. The project also aims to understand whether the material can be used alternatively to the cement as a connective material in concrete and provide a matrix for carbon, glass and aramid fibers.

Bioplastic is produced from potato starch, firstly as a sheet and secondly as a three-dimensional material and is going to be tested for vulnerability and durability for understanding material behavior under pressure, humid and other conditions.


Bioplastic with combined with different organic materials, courtesy of Seda Çağlar

Bioplastic combined with different organic materials, courtesy of Seda Çağlar

Soft three-dimensional material

Semi-soft bioplastic sheet


Idea by

Esen Gökçe Özdamar, Ahmet Bal, Şermin Şentürk
Değirmenaltı Kampus Cad. 1
Tekirdağ
Turkey
Esen Gökçe Özdamar is Assistant Professor and Head of Department of Architecture at Namık Kemal University. She holds PhD and MSc in architectural design from Istanbul Technical University. Ahmet Bal is lecturer in Construction Division at Namık Kemal University. He is a PhD candidate in structural engineering in Istanbul Technical University and holds MSc in earthquake engineering. Şermin Şentürk is a third year architecture student at Namık Kemal University, Department of Architecture.

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