Process For Producing Articles Formed From Polylactic Acid and Articles Made Therefrom

USPTO Patent Application US 2017/0218159 A1
Application Date: Aug. 3rd, 2017


PLA polymers that can be expanded into microporous articles having a node and fibril microstructure are provided. The fibrils contain PLA polymer chains oriented with the fibril axis. Additionally, the...
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International Classification:
C08J 9/28 (20060101); B29C 44/30 (20060101); B29C 43/00 (20060101); C08J 9/00 (20060101)
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What is claimed is:

1.-16. (canceled)



The present invention relates generally to polylactic acid (PLA), and more specifically to articles formed from polylactic acid that are biodegradable, possess a high modulus of elasticity, and increased tensile strength. Processes for forming both dense and porous articles from polylactic acid are also provided.
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