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Corn Flour in LLDPE PLASTICS

03/05/2009 10:59 AM

Do you know Corn flour is added as filler in Lenior Low density polyethylene?

US company has started recently to reduce the raw material cost.

This LLDPE is a roto grade and will be used to produce Storage tanks, furnitures, toys, kid's small swiming pools.... and so on...

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Re: Corn Flour in LLDPE PLASTICS

03/05/2009 11:04 AM

The use of starches and other fillers are quite common in the manufacture of LLDPE. They add strength or other needed characteristics. Are you stating that this is a particular issue or problem in some way?

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Re: Corn Flour in LLDPE PLASTICS

03/07/2009 5:34 AM

Hi Chris,

I am an Indian,presently in Nigeria and in the palstic feild for 15 years. It is not commen practice commercially vaiable to blend starches in this part of the world --(AFRICA).

Other fillers.... yes- we do for the manu. of Color concentration but not starch. I want to know the specification for the startch filler, other chemicals (like Elastomer) added to increase stength and up to what percentage of blend.

Do you have this info?

Thanks for answering my comments.........Karan

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Re: Corn Flour in LLDPE PLASTICS

03/08/2009 11:02 AM

If you are purchasing this material to produce "Storage tanks, furnitures, toys, kid's small swiming pools.... and so on...", then you should go directly to the supplier, since different suppliers may add different fillers to achieve the same end product.

If you are concerned about using potential food products as plastics fillers, then there may be other fillers which could be substituted. The supplier can help here, too.

Not sure waht you real concern is.

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Re: Corn Flour in LLDPE PLASTICS

03/25/2009 10:16 PM

What I Used:
Cooked Basmati rice - 2 cups
Chopped carrots - 1/2 cup
Chopped beans - 1/2 cup
Chopped onions - 1/2 cup
Capsicum - half of a medium sized one
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
Pepper - 2-3 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
How I Made It:
1. Heat the oil in a pan and lightly saute the onions till translucent.
2. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for another minute.
3. Now add the carrots and beans and keep frying till the vegetables are half cooked.
4. Next add the capsicum and pepper and mix well.
5. Increase the heat to maximum and pour the soy sauce in, stirring continuously. Keep stirring for 10-15 seconds and then lower the heat.
6. Add the cooked rice with required salt and mix well. Let it fry for another 3-4 mins and then remove.
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