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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
Isothermal crystallization and chain mobility of poly(L-lactide)
Isothermal melt crystallization of poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) has been studied in the temperature range of 90 to 135°C. A maximum in crystallization kinetic was observed around 105°C. A transition fromExpand
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
Geopolymerization reaction to consolidate incoherent pozzolanic soil
Pozzolanic material-based geopolymer has been proposed as a solving methodology to the geohazards, due to pozzolanic collapsible soils widely present in the South Italy. The geopolymer wasExpand
Processing/structure/property relationship of multi‐scaled PCL and PCL–HA composite scaffolds prepared via gas foaming and NaCl reverse templating
The biocompatibility of the scaffolds has been assessed by cultivating pre‐osteoblast MG63 cells in vitro, thus demonstrating their potential applications for bone regeneration. Expand
Open-pore biodegradable foams prepared via gas foaming and microparticulate templating.
Results showed that foams with open-pore networks can be obtained and that porosity, pore size, and interconnectivity may be finely modulated by optimizing the processing parameters. Expand
Marine Collagen from Alternative and Sustainable Sources: Extraction, Processing and Applications
An overview of the studies carried out on collagen obtained from by-catch organisms and fish wastes is presented and novel technologies based on thermoplastic processes that could be applied, likewise, as marine collagen treatment are discussed. Expand
Thermomechanical properties of hyaluronic acid-derived products
The thermomechanical properties of fibres of two hyaluronic acid esters have been evaluated. The materials are found to be significantly different in hydrophilicity, reflected also in variations inExpand
Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-co-(3-hydroxyvalerate)/Poly-L-lactide blends: Thermal and mechanical properties
Blends of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)–poly(3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) and poly(L-lactides) (PLLA) have been prepared by solvent casting. Compatibility, thermal behavior, morphology, and mechanicalExpand