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

Jürgen de Jong, Jan Noordegraaf, Ulla Trommsdorff, Daniele Tammaro, Olav Aagaard, G.G.J. Schennink, J.R.I. Knoop, F. Alvarado , E.C. Simonsz, M.S. Wevers

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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 wants 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 languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2018
Event7th Biobased Performance Materials symposium (2018) - Wageningen, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Jun 201814 Jun 2018


Conference7th Biobased Performance Materials symposium (2018)
Abbreviated titleBPM 2018
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