Biobased textiles

1A2_0372_ POLY(LACTIC ACID) (PLA) BASED NANO-STRUCTURED FUNCTIONAL FILMS FOR PERSONAL CARE APPLICATIONS

Authors
  • Maria-Beatrice Coltelli
  • Vito Gigante
  • Alessandro Vannozzi
  • Laura Aliotta
  • Serena Danti
  • Simona Neri
  • Alessandro Gagliardini
  • Pierfrancesco Morganti
  • Luca Panariello
  • Andrea Lazzeri

Abstract

Replacing petro-based materials in personal care sector with renewable biodegradable counterparts is a correct strategy for taking care of the environment. Textured films are currently used in several applications in contact with skin, such as diaper and napkins. Poly(lactic acid) (PLA), fully renewable and compostable, with an intrinsic anti-microbial property, has enormous potentialities but it is necessary processing it by flat die extrusion to obtain flexible films. The plasticization of selected polymeric blends, obtained by using biodegradable and partially biobased polyesters as well as a citrate, and the control of melt viscosity by proper additives during extrusion were thus investigated.

Keywords: Poly(Lactic Acid), Personal Care, Extruded Films, citrate, melt viscosity

How to Cite:

Coltelli, M. & Gigante, V. & Vannozzi, A. & Aliotta, L. & Danti, S. & Neri, S. & Gagliardini, A. & Morganti, P. & Panariello, L. & Lazzeri, A., (2019) “1A2_0372_ POLY(LACTIC ACID) (PLA) BASED NANO-STRUCTURED FUNCTIONAL FILMS FOR PERSONAL CARE APPLICATIONS”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
10 Jul 2019
Peer Reviewed