Toughening of Poly ( lactic acid ) and Thermoplastic Cassava Starch Reactive Blends Using Graphene Nanoplatelets

@inproceedings{Bher2018TougheningOP,
  title={Toughening of Poly ( lactic acid ) and Thermoplastic Cassava Starch Reactive Blends Using Graphene Nanoplatelets},
  author={Anibal Bher and Ilke Uysal Unalan and Rafael A. Auras and Maria F. Rubino and Carlos Enrique Schvezov},
  year={2018}
}
Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) was reactively blended with thermoplastic cassava starch (TPCS) and functionalized with commercial graphene (GRH) nanoplatelets in a twin-screw extruder, and films were produced by cast-film extrusion. Reactive compatibilization between PLA and TPCS phases was reached by introducing maleic anhydride and a peroxide radical during the… CONTINUE READING