Background: Polybutylene succinate (PBS) is a type of biodegradable polymers that have
gained considerable attention among scholars as a great completion has been observed worldwide to
find alternatives to petroleum-based polymeric materials.
Methods: A modified clay was used in preparing nanocomposites for the PBS/Corn starch mixture.
Nanocomposites were prepared by 0.5-5 percent of HDA-MMT being integrated. An X-ray diffraction
technique (XRD) was employed to characterize the modifier’s interaction in the clay layer. To the
nanocomposites to be synthesized, a solution was used to cast off the modified clay and (PBS)/Corn
Results: The nanocomposites production was verified by XRD and transmission electron microscopy.
Conclusion: Modified clay nanocomposites (PBS/Corn starch) demonstrate higher thermal stability
and substantial improvement in contrast to the PBS/Corn starch blend.