Packaging biocomposites from PLA and wheat straw

30 January 2018

As a sustainable and inexpensive agricultural byproduct, wheat straw has gained major interest as filler in green composites in recent years, but previous studies about PLA/wheat straw composites have reported modest enhancement or even major reduction in physical performance.
Researchers at the Polymer Research Institute of Sichuan University in China have developed a new method for both production cellulose nanofibrils and achieving excellent dispersion in composites free of solvent, and enhanced physical performance is obtained via the solid state shear milling process (SSSM). An article about the research is published in Composites Science and Technology.
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