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).
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jun 2018|
|Event||7th Biobased Performance Materials symposium - Wageningen, Netherlands|
Duration: 14 Jun 2018 → …
|Conference||7th Biobased Performance Materials symposium|
|Abbreviated title||BPM 2018|
|Period||14/06/18 → …|