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Flame retardancy of polylactide: an overview

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The paper reviews the different methods for flame retarding polylactide (PLA). They are critically discussed based on the open and patent literature. No real specific methods have been developed for PLA but some approaches provide high performance and especially intumescence. The mechanisms of action remain similar to those observed in other polymers.

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The article was received on 03 Apr 2010, accepted on 03 May 2010 and first published on 01 Jul 2010

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00106F
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2010,1, 1413-1422
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    Flame retardancy of polylactide: an overview

    S. Bourbigot and G. Fontaine, Polym. Chem., 2010, 1, 1413
    DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00106F

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