Manufacturing poly(lactic acid)/metal composites and their characterization

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The influence of metal powders on the rheological, thermal properties, and IR spectra of poly(lactic acid)/metal (PLA/metal) composites has been studied in this paper. It was found that loading of tungsten and lead powders into PLA results in the anomalous decrease in viscosity of composites. The melting point and decomposition temperature are decreased by 1.5–5.0 °C and 50–60 °C compared to those for neat PLA with filling.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • FTIR spectra
  • Heavy metal powders
  • Poly(lactic acid)
  • Rheological properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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