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Lactic acid/wood-based composite material. Part 2: Physical and mechanical performance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19473834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The synthesis of an innovative bio-composite material based on wood and lactic acid oligomers has been reported in Part 1. As a continuation of this previous work, this paper examines the bio-composite material's physical and mechanical performance. Properties were assessed in terms of dimensional stability, decay resistance, leaching, bending, shearing, compression and hardness testing. It has been shown that physical performance of the bio-composite was highly improved, in spite of high leaching mass loss. The mechanical structural properties were not strongly affected, except in decrease of shearing resistance due to the middle lamella degradation. An increase in hardness properties was also noticed.
Marion Noël; Eric Mougel; Emmanuel Fredon; Daniel Masson; Eric Masson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  100     ISSN:  1873-2976     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioresour. Technol.     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-01     Completed Date:  2009-09-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4717-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
LERMAB 1093, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, UHP Nancy I, ENSTIB, 27 rue du Merle Blanc, Epinal Cedex 9, France.
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MeSH Terms
Biocompatible Materials / chemistry*
Biopolymers / chemistry
Hot Temperature
Lactic Acid / metabolism*
Materials Testing
Mechanical Processes*
Molecular Weight
Wood / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 0/Biopolymers; 50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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