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Electrospinning of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate/Poly(Lactic Acid) Blends on a Water Surface

Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 41 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Materials 2018, 11(9), 1737;
Received: 9 August 2018 / Revised: 6 September 2018 / Accepted: 12 September 2018 / Published: 15 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Blends and Compatibilization 2018)
The electrospinning of an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer with a vinyl acetate content of 28 wt.% is limited due to the solubility of the copolymer in standard laboratory conditions. Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) is a biodegradable polymer that can be electrospun easily. However, PLA has limited applicability because it is brittle. Blends of these polymers are of interest in order to obtain new types of materials with counterbalanced properties originating from both polymeric compounds. The fibers were electrospun on a water surface from a solution mixture containing various weight ratios of both polymers using a dichloromethane and acetone (70:30 v/v) mixture as solvent. The morphologies of the prepared non-woven mats were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the chemical composition was investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). The fibers’ thermal properties and stability were examined, and the mechanical properties were tested. The results showed that the strength and flexibility of the blend samples were enhanced by the presence of PLA. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrospinning; ethylene vinyl acetate; poly(lactic acid), blends; properties electrospinning; ethylene vinyl acetate; poly(lactic acid), blends; properties
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Číková, E.; Kuliček, J.; Janigová, I.; Omastová, M. Electrospinning of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate/Poly(Lactic Acid) Blends on a Water Surface. Materials 2018, 11, 1737.

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