How to shift toughness of PLA into non-break area and to create high impact flax fibre reinforcements

R. Forstne, W. Stadlbauer

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Abstract

PLA compounds with various impact modifiers were tested and improvements in Charpy impact strength up to factors of ten were achieved with new Core-Shell type modifiers opening the non-break area for PLA. Reinforcements with flax fibres increased tensile properties and dimensional stability on costs of toughness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiodegradable Polymers and Sustainable Polymers (BIOPOL-2009)
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages225-235
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781612095202
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Impact modification
  • Young's modulus

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