Poly lactic acid as an ecofriendly bio polymer for industrial applications

Vijayakumar Jayaraman, Aravindan Rajendran, Viruthagiri Thangavelu

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Abstract

Poly lactic acid is an important biodegradable polymer, which is polymerized through the self-condensation of lactic acid. Lactic acid is a highly versatile material and is made from renewable resources like corn, sugar beets, wheat and other starch-rich products. Polylactic acid exhibits many properties that are equivalent to or better than many petroleum-based plastics, which makes it suitable for a variety of applications. This article explains the various industrial applications of poly lactic acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 5 2008

Keywords

  • Biomedical industry
  • Biopolymer
  • Lactic acid
  • Poly lactic acid

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