On making stovetop bioplastics

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3 Responses to “On making stovetop bioplastics”

  1. Snig says:

    I’ve made gluten/starch based plastics in my kitchen. Sheets and strands, and once pouches to encapsulate cheese and spinach. Not too functional as a building material. Disposal is generally performed by coating with red sauce and ingesting.

  2. Pantograph says:

    Cool post. Better than the BS interview.

    Maybe a plastics engineer could weigh in on this, but I’d think you would have to make granules, dry those and then melt and extrude them into filament?

    I don’t really see this happening in kitchens but small factories for locally sourced bioplastic popping up worldwide to supply a growing number of 3D printers in homes everywhere is an exciting prospect.

  3. Zan says:

    @Snig Actually, such plastics can be functional as a building material. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_bridge

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