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Reactively Modified Poly(lactic acid): Properties and Foam Processing
In order to produce modified poly(lactic acid) (PLA) resins for applications requiring high melt viscosity and elasticity (e.g., low-density foaming, thermoforming), a commercial PLA product has beenExpand
Processing and shelf life issues of selected food packaging materials and structures from renewable resources
Use of polymers from renewable sources for food packaging applications is steadily growing. However, as compared to thermoplastic synthetic polymers, they present problems when processed withExpand
Poly(lactic acid)/organoclay nanocomposites: Thermal, rheological properties and foam processing
In this study, polymer nanocomposites based on poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and organically modified layered silicates (organoclay) were prepared by melt mixing in an internal mixer. The exfoliation ofExpand
Assessing the suitability of polylactic acid flexible films for high pressure pasteurization and sterilization of packaged foodstuff
Abstract Effects of high pressure (HP) pasteurization and sterilization processes on the properties of commercial biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA), used as packaging material, have beenExpand
Thermodynamics of water sorption in poly(ɛ-caprolactone): A comparative analysis of lattice fluid models including hydrogen bond contributions
Abstract Thermodynamics of water sorption in poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) has been interpreted by using three models based on compressible lattice fluid theories, addressing the issue of self- andExpand
Nanocomposites by melt intercalation based on polycaprolactone and organoclay
Nanocomposites based on biodegradable polycaprolactone (PCL) and organically modified layered silicates (organoclay) were prepared by melt mixing. Their structures and properties were characterizedExpand
Novel 3D porous multi-phase composite scaffolds based on PCL, thermoplastic zein and ha prepared via supercritical CO2 foaming for bone regeneration
Abstract The aim of this study was the design of novel biodegradable porous scaffolds for bone tissue engineering (bTE) via supercritical CO 2 (scCO 2 ) foaming process. The porous scaffolds wereExpand
Solid-state supercritical CO2 foaming of PCL and PCL-HA nano-composite: Effect of composition, thermal history and foaming process on foam pore structure
Abstract In this work we investigated the solid-state supercritical CO 2 (scCO 2 ) foaming of poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL), a semi-crystalline, biodegradable polyester, and PCL loaded with 5 wt% ofExpand
Design of novel three-phase PCL/TZ–HA biomaterials for use in bone regeneration applications
The design of bioactive scaffold materials able to guide cellular processes involved in new-tissue genesis is key determinant in bone tissue engineering. The aim of this study was the design andExpand
Isothermal crystallization in PCL/clay nanocomposites investigated with thermal and rheometric methods
Abstract Nanocomposites based on biodegradable poly(e-caprolactone), (PCL) and organically modified layered silicates (organoclay) were prepared by melt mixing. The isothermal crystallization ofExpand
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