Polylactic acid (PLA) layered silicate nanocomposites

Mahsa A Tehrani, Abozar Akbarivakilabadi, Mainak Majumder

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The depletion of fossil fuels and increased environmental awareness among peoples over the disposal of short-life plastics attracted the use of biodegradable and bio-based plastics for different application. Over the past decade, scientist has been showing sustainable research interest on biodegradable polymers as one of the solution to alleviate solid waste disposal problem and less dependency on petroleum-based plastics. PLA has attracted the attention of polymer scientist recently as a potential biopolymer to substitute the conventional petroleumbased plastics. The chapter aims to highlight on the recent developments in preparation and characterization of PLA/layered silicate nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Polymernanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
Subtitle of host publicationVolume A: Layered Silicates
EditorsJitendra K Pandey, Kummetha Ragunatha Reddy, Amar Kumar Mohanty, Manjursi Misra
Place of PublicationHeidelberg Germany
Pages53 - 67
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783642386497
ISBN (Print)9783642386480
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Biodegradation
  • Biopolymer
  • Clay
  • Layered silicate
  • Nanocomposite
  • Polylactic acid

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