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Improved Biobased Fibers for Different Textile Appilcations: Clothing and Automotive Sectors

Polylactic acid (PLA) is acknowledged to be more environmentally-friendly polymer than polyethylene terephthalate. The fundamental polymer chemistry of PLA allows control of certain fiber properties and makes it suitable for a wide variety of textile applications. However, its lowthermal resistance—it softens at a temperature around 55°C—limits its use in applications like clothing or car interior.

» Author: Maria-Pilar Diego; Valera- Gómez, M.A, (AIMPLAS)

» Reference: Industrial Biotechnology 13.6 (2017): 285-288

» Publication Date: 01/12/2017

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This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [605658].

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