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Q&A: storing the bioplastic

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I tried out your procedure for making plastic from starch as my chem project, and I got an excellent thin blue plastic film. I haven’t peeled off all of it from the aluminum foil yet..
I need to store the film at home for a few months so I can show it to the folks who are going to be grading the project later, so what would be the best way to store it?
I’m thinking of sandwiching the foil with the plastic between butter paper.. Is it a good idea?

Thanks for your great videos..


Hello!  Thank you for your question.

I’d like to start by saying congratulations on your project!  It is great to hear about a success story.  If you would like to take photos or video of your end result and send them to us, we will post them here on the website, along with any comments or thoughts you might have about your experience making it.  Let us know!

To answer your question: Your best bet is to simply store it in a cool, dry place.  A cool air-conditioned room is best, although you can also keep it in the refrigerator if that is what you need to do to make sure it doesn’t become to warm or too moist.  Your idea of sandwiching the plastic between butter paper is good, although the most important thing is to control the temperature.

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