Update on Polylactide Based Materials

This book provides an overview of the latest developments in a number of aspects of polylactide research.

by Minna Hakkarainen and Anna-Finne Wistrand

published 2011
166 pages.

Hardcover: € 80.00

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Polylactides are aliphatic polyesters derived from lactic acid, and various derivatives thereof, and are one of the most promising of polymers based on starting materials available from renewable resources. Materials based on these polymers are at the cutting edge of progress in sustainable materials science.

Chapters in this book cover synthesis using novel catalysts and modified monomers, new copolymers, blends of polylactides with other polymers, stereocomplexes and nanocomposites.

The information contained in this book will be of interest to all involved in the development of polylactides and other polymers based on sustainable resources, with discussions on how to modify and improve these materials to expand their capabilities even further.

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