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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