Influence of biodegradable materials in the recycled polystyrene
Article first published online: 4 JUL 2014
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Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 131, Issue 23, December 5, 2014
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2014), Influence of biodegradable materials in the recycled polystyrene. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131, 41161, doi: 10.1002/app.41161, , and (
- Issue published online: 10 SEP 2014
- Article first published online: 4 JUL 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 22 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Received: 10 MAR 2014
- biopolymers & renewable polymers;
Polystyrene (PS) is one of the commonly used polymer in food packaging, that is why it generates a large amount of residual PS: because of the need of reduce environmental damage that occurs, it is common to recycle this polymer. Recycling of PS may be affected by the introduction of biodegradable polymer in industrial food. For this reason we have studied the influence that generates small amounts of biodegradable polymer (PLA, PHB, and TPS) in the recycled PS properties. The recycled PS and biodegradable polymers blends were evaluated by measuring the Vicat softening temperature, melt flow index, Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy, and mechanical properties. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 41161.