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Value Added Eco-Friendly Poly (Lactic Acid) Nanocomposites [Sustain-NanoPLA]
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The rapid increase in the volume of use for synthetic polymers has contributed to the solid waste management problems. There is a growing trend on potential marketing benefits of green and sustainable products, reduction in carbon dioxide gas emissions and the conservation of the earth's fossil resources. Polymers prepared from renewable and sustainable resources can be designed, synthesized, and engineered by enviromentally compatible routes and can disposed after service life of the product by degradation (composting, etc). Poly (lactic acid)(PLA) has attracted great interest due to its renewable resources, biocompatibility and bio degradability. Although PLA contributes high strength and stiffness to the resulting products, but its toughness, heat distortion temperature (HDT) and gas barrier properties are not satisfactory. Value Added Eco-Friendly Poly (lactic acid) Nanocomposites [Sustain-NanoPLA]
- A Better Choice and Solution !
(1) Nanocly at low filler concentration - significant improvement in mechanical and thermal properties of PLA
(2) Maleated rubber - Enchance interaction of PLA and nanoclay, Better dispersion and exfoliation of nanocly
The Value-Added Eco-Friendly Poly (lactic acid) Nanocomposite offers:
- High toughness
- Ease of moldability
- Compostable
- Good color stability

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School of Materials and Mineral Resource Engineering, Engineering Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia
14300 Nibong Tebal
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

Full Name [1]
Dr Chow Wen Shyang
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shyang@eng.usm.my