The structure and composition of a biobased polymer blend with wood like appearance was studied. The effects of processing time for mixing at 190 °C was investigated. The structure of the blend was unveiled combining fractionation techniques with size exclusion chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance analysis. The material was found to be a blend of polylactide (PLA) polymer with 15.4 wt% ground softwood and 5 wt% soda lignin. The findings about composition supported the explanation of the thermal behavior and the processing stability analysis. The blend showed tensile properties degradation after mixing at 190 °C for 25 min. The ultimate tensile strength dropped from 29.75 to 4.85

Investigation on Structure and Thermomechanical Processing of Biobased Polymer Blends

CICALA, Gianluca
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LATTERI, ALBERTA;
2016

Abstract

The structure and composition of a biobased polymer blend with wood like appearance was studied. The effects of processing time for mixing at 190 °C was investigated. The structure of the blend was unveiled combining fractionation techniques with size exclusion chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance analysis. The material was found to be a blend of polylactide (PLA) polymer with 15.4 wt% ground softwood and 5 wt% soda lignin. The findings about composition supported the explanation of the thermal behavior and the processing stability analysis. The blend showed tensile properties degradation after mixing at 190 °C for 25 min. The ultimate tensile strength dropped from 29.75 to 4.85
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