Bio Meets nano 2010

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GRØN DYST 2010 Technical University of Denmark

Bio Meets nano 2010
Author:Anna Kaminska (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Frederikke Bahrt (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Supervisor:Vimal Katiyar (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2010-06-25     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000177

The project addresses the question of polylactide (PLA) biodegradable plastic and how its properties might be improved, thereby allowing this plant-derived renewable material to be used in a wider range of food packaging applications. In particular, PLA-nanoclay masterbatches will be produced and characterised in the laboratory and selected films produced from these masterbatches will also be studied. As an outcome, we will advance the knowledge base in terms of optimised PLA nanocomposite masterbatch production methods.