Unprecedented access to strong and ductile poly(lactic acid) by introducing In Situ Nanofibrillar Poly(butylene succinate) for green packaging.

@article{Xie2014UnprecedentedAT,
  title={Unprecedented access to strong and ductile poly(lactic acid) by introducing In Situ Nanofibrillar Poly(butylene succinate) for green packaging.},
  author={Lan Xie and Huan Xu and Ben Niu and Xu Yin Ji and Jun Chen and Zhong-Ming Li and Benjamin S Hsiao and Gan-Ji Zhong},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={4054-64}
}
The notion of toughening poly(lactic acid) (PLA) by adding flexible biopolymers has generated enormous interest but has yielded few desirable advances, mainly blocked by the sacrifice of strength and stiffness due to uncontrollable phase morphology and poor interfacial interactions. Here the phase control methodology, that is, intense extrusion compounding followed by "slit die extrusion-hot stretching-quenching" technique, was proposed to construct well-aligned, stiff poly(butylene succinate… CONTINUE READING