Reprocessing of PLA/Graphene Nanoplatelets Nanocomposites
AbstractThis work reports a study on the effect of multiple reprocessing on the properties of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) filled with graphene nanoplatelets (GnP) compared to the melt reprocessed neat polymeric matrix. In particular, morphological, X-Ray Diffraction and Micro-Raman analyses, intrinsic viscosity measurements, thermal, rheological and mechanical tests were carried out on materials reprocessed up five times by means of a single screw extruder. The results indicated that the presence of GnP decreased the degradation rate as a function of the reprocessing cycles in comparison with the neat PLA that, on the contrary, showed a more drastic reduction of the molecular weight. Moreover, the reprocessing improved the particle dispersion and reduced the presence of GnP aggregates. View Full-Text
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Botta, L.; Scaffaro, R.; Sutera, F.; Mistretta, M.C. Reprocessing of PLA/Graphene Nanoplatelets Nanocomposites. Polymers 2018, 10, 18.
Botta L, Scaffaro R, Sutera F, Mistretta MC. Reprocessing of PLA/Graphene Nanoplatelets Nanocomposites. Polymers. 2018; 10(1):18.Chicago/Turabian Style
Botta, Luigi; Scaffaro, Roberto; Sutera, Fiorenza; Mistretta, Maria C. 2018. "Reprocessing of PLA/Graphene Nanoplatelets Nanocomposites." Polymers 10, no. 1: 18.
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