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Volume 357, 202225th Polish-Slovak Scientific Conference on Machine Modelling and Simulations (MMS 2020)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Experimental Mechanics, Identification and Validation|
|Published online||22 June 2022|
Analysis of the Decomposition using the Short Degradation Technique of Polylactic Acid/Halloysite Nanotube Biocomposites
1 Poznan University of Technology, Institute of Materials Technology, Polymer Processing Division 3 Piotrowo St., 61-138 Poznan, Poland
2 Maritime University of Szczecin, Department of Machines Construction and Materials 2–4 Willowa St., 71-650 Szczecin, Poland
The article presents results on the decomposition of polylactic acid (PLA)/halloysite nanotube (HNT) biocomposites. Experiments were carried out in laboratory conditions simulating composting in the industrial pile using the so-called short degradation method. In this paper, the effects of the composting process (duration from 30 to 90 days) on the behavior of PLA/HNT composites were studied. In addition, the selected physicochemical properties of PLA/HNTs biocomposites such as the average molecular weight were investigated. The results obtained confirmed the viability of composting PLA with halloysite which contributes to the reduction of plastic waste and the use of this material in technological applications.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2022
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