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Blogs. Tag: additives

Number of entries for the tag additives: 2

Toughening PLA with Additives

Has been published Monday, December 12, 2011

A few weeks go, I commented on the barrier properties of PLA that are limiting its use in bottle packaging. But many new additives are addressing some of PLA’s other issues, such as impact resistance; below is just a sampling... find more

Leaf or Landfill? The Roles of Biodegradability Additives

Has been published Monday, November 28, 2011

Industry observers are already aware of the continuing controversy about the effects and effectiveness of biodegradability-enhancing additives for plastics. These additives encourage the microbial growth and breakdown of discarded... find more