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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 value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
0.5 50 % Idemat 2003

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
0.89 1.03 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
1210 1430 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
1.5 380 % Idemat 2003
MPa
0.16 1.35 J/cm Idemat 2003
MPa
10 60 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
350 2800 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
45 65 °C Idemat 2003
150 160 °C Idemat 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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