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Angel Fernandez Cuello   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Angel Fernandez Cuello published an article in October 2015.
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Pere Castell

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Fundación AITIIP, Pol. Ind. Empresarium, C/ Romero 12, 50720 Zaragoza, Spain

Lidia García

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Víctor Peinado

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Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Effect of Extrusion on the Mechanical and Rheological Properties of a Reinforced Poly(Lactic Acid): Reprocessing and Rec... Víctor Peinado, Pere Castell, Lidia García, Angel Fernández,... Published: 19 October 2015
Materials, doi: 10.3390/ma8105360
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The aim of this research paper is to study the behaviour of a common used biopolymer (Poly(Lactic Acid) (PLA)) after several reprocesses and how two different types of additives (a melt strength enhancer and a nanoadditive) affect its mechanical and rheological properties. Systematic extraction of extrudate samples from a twin-screw compounder was done in order to study the effect in the properties of the reprocessed material. Detailed rheological tests on a capillary rheometer as well as mechanical studies on a universal tensile machine after preparation of injected specimens were carried out. Results evidenced that PLA and reinforced PLA materials can be reprocessed and recycled without a remarkable loss in their mechanical properties. Several processing restrictions and specific phenomena were identified and are explained in the present manuscript.