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A Composition and a Method for Preparing PLA with Improved Performance Characteristics

IntroductionPolylactic acid (PLA) is an increasingly popular alternative to petrochemical-based plastics. It is biodegradable, thermoplastic, and derived from renewable resources. However, there are several major drawbacks associated with PLA, including low elongation at break, poor impact strength and heat deflection temperature. Plasticizers are used...
Published: 9/27/2010   |   Inventor(s): Amar Mohanty, Rahul Bhardwaj
Keywords(s): Biodegradable, Biofibers, Bioplastics, Hyperbranched Polymers, PLA Category(s): Chemicals, Packaging

Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposite Compositions Particularly for Packaging

IntroductionHigh-barrier packaging is of interest to those packaging products in the food, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical and cosmetics industries. It is required to protect packaged products from the infiltration of unwanted gases, water vapor and flavors. High-barrier films are usually achieved by co-extrusion, lamination, coating and layering...