6. Polylactic Acid (PLA) Foams for Packaging Applications

  1. Srikanth Pilla
  1. Kate Parker,
  2. Jean-Philippe Garancher,
  3. Samir Shah,
  4. Stephanie Weal and
  5. Alan Fernyhough

Published Online: 19 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118203699.ch6

Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

How to Cite

Parker, K., Garancher, J.-P., Shah, S., Weal, S. and Fernyhough, A. (2011) Polylactic Acid (PLA) Foams for Packaging Applications, in Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications (ed S. Pilla), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118203699.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA

Author Information

  1. Biopolymer Network Limited/Scion, Rotorua, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 5 JUL 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Scrivener

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470626078

Online ISBN: 9781118203699

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Keywords:

  • polylactic acid;
  • foam;
  • packaging;
  • extrusion;
  • expanded bead;
  • particle

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Polylactic Acid (PLA) Foam Overview

  • Foam Properties

  • Conclusions