GTPS and BTPS were prepared as follows: The mixtures were manually fed into the single-screw plastic extruder SJ-25(s) (screw ratio L/D = 25:1, Beijing Plastic Industry Combine Corporation, Beijing, China) with a screw speed of 30 rpm The temperature profile along the extruder barrel was 130[degrees]C, 140[degrees]C, 145[degrees]C, and 140[degrees]C (from feed zone to die).
The GTPS and BTPS samples were pressured to transparent slices at 10 MPa and 100[degrees]C using the Flat Sulfuration Machine (a compression molder).
Pea starch and the fracture surfaces of the BTPS samples were investigated with the scanning electron microscope Phillips XL-3 (FEI Company, Hillsboro, OR), operating at an acceleration voltage of 20 kV.
The conditioned BTPS samples were cryofrac-tured in liquid nitrogen.
The extruded BTPS strips were pressed to slices with a flat sulfuration machine (Beijing Plastic Machinery Factory) and the slices were placed in a sample holder for X-ray diffractometry.
Measurement of Water Contents of New GTPS, New BTPS, and Plasticizers
The original water content (k) of GTPS or BTPS was calculated as follows:
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