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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences|
|State||Published - Aug 5 2008|
- Biomedical industry
- Lactic acid
- Poly lactic acid