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CHAPTER 7

Modification of PLA by Blending with Elastomers

Different methods have been proposed to modify poly(lactic acid) (PLA) mechanical properties and to improve PLA performance in a variety of conditions and applications. Among them, plasticization, co-polymerization and blending with other polymers have been the subject of intense academic and industrial research. The addition of plasticizers has been fully detailed in other chapters of this volume. This chapter will be devoted to the PLA co-polymerization and particularly with elastomers, which could be considered as good candidates for the improvement in PLA mechanical properties.

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Print publication date
13 Nov 2014
Copyright year
2015
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-879-8
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-480-6
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-340-3
From the book series:
Polymer Chemistry Series