FOAMEX: Development of a stable extrusion foaming process for Polylactic-acid (PLA)

J. Noordegraaf, Olav Aagaard, Ulla Trommsdorff, G.G.J. Schennink

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Abstract

Polylactic acid (PLA) is produced from renewable raw materials
originating from crops such as corn and sugar cane. Some inherent
properties of PLA have limited its use in several applications. Within
the FOAMEX project, the participants hope to take the production of
PLA based extrusion foams to a next level. There are few examples of
extrusion foaming of PLA on an industrial scale. For a commercial
breakthrough, improvements are needed with respect to both the
material (PLA) and to the extrusion foaming process itself (equipment,
conditions).
Original languageDutch
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventBPM Symposium 2016 - Wageningen, Netherlands
Duration: 15 Jun 201616 Jun 2016

Conference

ConferenceBPM Symposium 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityWageningen
Period15/06/1616/06/16

Cite this

Noordegraaf, J., Aagaard, O., Trommsdorff, U., & Schennink, G. G. J. (2016). FOAMEX: Development of a stable extrusion foaming process for Polylactic-acid (PLA). Poster session presented at BPM Symposium 2016, Wageningen, Netherlands. https://edepot.wur.nl/395036