Polylactic acid

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A biodegradable a thermoplactic polyester made from renewable resources, such as corn starch, cassava roots, or surgarcane.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Poly(lactic) acid; PLA; polylactide

Other Properties

For a 1 mil film: Oxygen transmission =1368-4256 ml/m2d Water vapor transmission = 57-76 g/m2d

Resistant to most solvents except nitric and hydrochloric acids. May swell in oil.

Insoluble in water

CAS 26100-51-6
Melting Point 150-160 C
Density 1.210-1.430

Hazards and Safety

AMPolymer.com: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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