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Biodegradable Characteristic of Polylactic Acid Makes it a Favorite among Polymer Community

SpecialChem / Oct 1, 2011

Without any doubt, when looking at the August 2011 Click 'N Vote results 'What is your perception on polylactic acid (PLA)?' it clearly appears a high number of respondents (191) expressing a clear answer: first of all, PLA must be used for its bio-content and its biodegradability. More than 43% of voters point out a unique biodegradable resin adding bio-content into blends. Polylactides and polylactic acid (PLA) plastics are the second most used family of bioplastics, resembling conventional clear polystyrene with a good aesthetics (gloss and clarity), but stiff and brittle, which needs their formulation and plasticization for most practical applications...

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