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PLA monomere (Polylactic Acid)

Description

General

PLA can be made by fermentation of starch containing feedstock like potato (waste), whey, rice and alike. The degadation periode is between 18 and 24 months. Important producers are Cargill, Hycail and Mitsui

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum valueMaximum valueUnitSources
%
0.550%Idemat 2003

Electrical properties

Minimum valueMaximum valueUnitSources
kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum valueMaximum valueUnitSources

Mechanical properties

Minimum valueMaximum valueUnitSources
0.891.03MPaIdemat 2003
MPa
MPa
12101430kg/m³Idemat 2003
1.5380%Idemat 2003
MPa
0.161.35J/cmIdemat 2003
MPa
1060MPaIdemat 2003
MPa
MPa
3502800MPaIdemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum valueMaximum valueUnitSources

Thermal properties

Minimum valueMaximum valueUnitSources
4565°CIdemat 2003
150160°CIdemat 2003
°C
J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg
Idemat 1998

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