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PLA/PHA-Biodegradable Blends for Pneumothermic Fabrication of Nonwovens

Krzysztofa Szuman
  • Lodz University of Technology, Department of Material and Commodity Sciences and Textile Metrology, ul. Żeromskiego 116, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
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/ Izabella Krucińska
  • Lodz University of Technology, Department of Material and Commodity Sciences and Textile Metrology, ul. Żeromskiego 116, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
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/ Maciej Boguń
  • Lodz University of Technology, Department of Material and Commodity Sciences and Textile Metrology, ul. Żeromskiego 116, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
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/ Zbigniew Draczyński
  • Lodz University of Technology, Department of Material and Commodity Sciences and Textile Metrology, ul. Żeromskiego 116, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
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Published Online: 2016-08-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aut-2015-0047

Abstract

This study presents the results of research concerning fabrication of nonwovens from biodegradable polymer blends using the melt-blown method. The experiments performed within the framework of the research confirmed the possibility of obtaining polymer composites based on polylactide (PLA) with poly(hydroxyalkanoates) (PHA) and another aliphatic-aromatic copolyester. The obtained products were subjected to the analyses of chemical structure using the Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy(FTIR) Attenuated Total Reflectance(ATR) method. The physical and mechanical properties of the fabricated nonwoven layers were also tested, which confirmed a wide spectrum of their applicability, depending on the polymer composition used in production.

Keywords: Poly(hydroxyalkanoates) (PHA); polylactide (PLA); polymer composites; melt-blown nonwovens

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Published Online: 2016-08-02

Published in Print: 2016-09-01


Citation Information: Autex Research Journal, ISSN (Online) 2300-0929, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aut-2015-0047.

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