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Biodegradability of PLA in compost environment .

  title={Biodegradability of PLA in compost environment .},
  author={Qi-hong and P. Liao and Yongchao Jiang and Lih-sheng Turng and C Dang Ngoc Chan and Arthur Chen},
Considering to environment issues, PLA is one of the most popular plastic and commonly used. This study is going to study the biodegradability after produced by compression molding and buried the specimens in the soil and compost condition within 7 weeks. The specimens was produced and followed pattern as following ASTM D882. Specimens are tested the changes of molecular weight, thermal properties and appearance week by week. The results show that PLA could be dissolved and disintegrated in the… 

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