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Hydrolytic Degradation of Poly(lactic acid): Unraveling Correlations between Temperature and the Three Phase Structures
Published on September 23, 2023
This work investigates the hydrolysis kinetics of PLA films as affected by the degree of crystallinity and temperatures by considering the three-phase model structures (i.e., mobile amorphous, rigid amorphous, and crystalline).
PPWR2: Optimizing Packaging Systems' Safety for Reuse and Recycling in Compliance with the New Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation
Published on September 11, 2023
The new PPWR is a cornerstone of the European Commission's Circular Economy Action Plan. All packaging in the EU will need to adapt to these regulations starting in 2025. Join us for the 2nd Symposium on Packaging Materials Supply Chain Safety.
Published on August 4, 2023
Researchers led by Rafael Auras in the Michigan State University School of Packaging have shown how to make a bio-based polymer compostable in both home and industrial settings.
Breaking It Down: How Thermoplastic Starch Enhances Poly(lactic acid) Biodegradation in Compost─A Comparative Analysis of Reactive Blends
Published on June 29, 2023
Blending PLA with thermoplastic starch promotes sustainable biodegradation of PLA under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions without creating microplastics.
Published on June 22, 2023
For creating technologies that have the potential to change the world and providing opportunities for future inventors, Muhammad Rabnawaz will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors.
Published on June 20, 2023
The Michigan State University (MSU) School of Packaging (SoP) announces a new partnership with Trayak, Inc. to supply the EcoImpact-COMPASS software licenses for use by SoP faculty, staff, and students.
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