Physical properties of poly lactic acid/clay nanocomposite films: Effect of filler content and annealing treatment
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2013
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Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 131, Issue 2, January 15, 2014
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2014), Physical properties of poly lactic acid/clay nanocomposite films: Effect of filler content and annealing treatment. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, doi: 10.1002/app.39798, , , , , (
- Issue published online: 23 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 13 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 29 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 9 MAY 2013
- mechanical properties;
- structure–property relations;
- thermal properties
Polylactic acid (PLA)-based nanocomposite films, containing up to 5% by weight of two types of nanoclays: sepiolite needle-like clay and halloysite nanotube clay, were prepared via industrially viable melt processing route. Clays modify the crystallinity of the hosting PLA affecting its gas barrier and mechanical properties. Annealing treatments of composite films were found to be critical in the optimization of these properties with an additional enhancement in crystallinity and stiffness especially in presence of clays. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 39798.