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Feasibility study of mechanical recycling of poly(lactic acid) and its nanocomposites
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Macromolecules and polymers
Information
Abstract
Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) is a very important bioplastic. Until now, the management of PLA waste has not been considered as a problem, due to the moderate usage of this polymer, and because it is considered biodegradable and compostable. However, it is expected that the volume of PLA wastes to increase in the following years, and furthermore, most of commercial PLA grades can not be considered as compostable. This work analyses the current alternatives for the management of PLA wastes, especially the mechanical recycling. To that end, it is important to compare the properties of the virgin and recycled material. In this work we analyze the effect of the mechanical recycling and washing on the optical and mechanical properties, and on the intrinsic viscosity of PLA and some of its nanocomposites.
International
No
Congress
IRM2016
970
Place
Madrid
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-16397-31-0
Start Date
20/04/2016
End Date
20/04/2016
From page
157
To page
157
Industriales Research Meeting 2016
Participants
  • Autor: Freddys Beltran Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: H. Bernabeu
  • Autor: J. Moreno
  • Autor: S. Lorenzo
  • Autor: E. Ortega
  • Autor: L. Jiménez
  • Autor: A.M. Solvoll
  • Autor: Vicente Lorenzo Esteban (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Ulagares De la Orden Hernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: A. Molina
  • Autor: Joaquin Maria Martinez Urreaga (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Polímeros, Caracterización y Aplicaciones
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada e Ingeniería de Materiales
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