Physical and mechanical properties of PLA, and their functions in widespread applications - A comprehensive review.

@article{Farah2016PhysicalAM,
  title={Physical and mechanical properties of PLA, and their functions in widespread applications - A comprehensive review.},
  author={Shady Farah and Daniel G Anderson and Robert S Langer},
  journal={Advanced drug delivery reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={107},
  pages={367-392}
}
Poly(lactic acid) (PLA), so far, is the most extensively researched and utilized biodegradable aliphatic polyester in human history. Due to its merits, PLA is a leading biomaterial for numerous applications in medicine as well as in industry replacing conventional petrochemical-based polymers. The main purpose of this review is to elaborate the mechanical and physical properties that affect its stability, processability, degradation, PLA-other polymers immiscibility, aging and recyclability… CONTINUE READING
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