Polylactic Acid Based Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites

Nazila Dehbari, Youhong Tang, Nima Moazeni

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Polylactic acid (PLA) is one of the most promising polymers due to its biodegradability and other remarkable properties. It is relatively brittle, which can limit its usage in some applications. With the addition of elastomers, the toughening properties of PLA can increase greatly. However elastomers are commonly categorized as immiscible blends because of their poor adhesion between the dispersed phase and matrix. By enhancing the interaction between two component polymers, chemically or mechanically or by using a compatibilizer in the blend, the performance characteristics of the final product can be enhanced. This chapter deals with the different methods of producing PLA rubber based (nano) composite and its properties, the role of compatibilizers and various applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRubber Based Bionanocomposites
Subtitle of host publicationPreparation
EditorsVisakh P. M.
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-48806-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-48804-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAdvanced Structured Materials
ISSN (Print)1869-8433
ISSN (Electronic)1869-8441


  • Natural rubber
  • Ethylene propylene diene monomer
  • Epoxidized natural rubber
  • Direct poly condensation


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