Polylactic Acid (PLA) Layered Silicate Nanocomposites


The depletion of fossil fuels and increased environmental awareness among peoples over the disposal of short-life plastics attracted the use of biodegradable and bio-based plastics for different application. Over the past decade, scientist has been showing sustainable research interest on biodegradable polymers as one of the solution to alleviate solid waste disposal problem and less dependency on petroleum-based plastics. PLA has attracted the attention of polymer scientist recently as a potential biopolymer to substitute the conventional petroleum-based plastics. The chapter aims to highlight on the recent developments in preparation and characterization of PLA/layered silicate nanocomposites.

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Polylactic Acid (PLA) Layered Silicate Nanocomposites
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Handbook of Polymernanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
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  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (1)
  • Kummetha Raghunatha Reddy Send Email (2)
  • Amar Kumar Mohanty Send Email (3)
  • Manjusri Misra Send Email (4)
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  • 1 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
  • 2 Department of Future Industry-Oriented Basic Science and Materials, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan
  • 3 Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • 4 Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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  • Mahsa A. Tehrani Send Email (5)
  • Abozar Akbari Send Email (6)
  • Mainak Majumder Send Email (7)
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  • 5 School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
  • 6 Enhanced Polymer Research Group (EnPRO), Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • 7 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, 3800, Australia
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