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Garcia A.M.,Technological Institute For Childrens Products And Leisure | Garcia A.I.,Technological Institute For Childrens Products And Leisure | Cabezas M.A.L.,Technological Institute For Childrens Products And Leisure | Reche A.S.,Technological Institute For Childrens Products And Leisure
Waste and Biomass Valorization | Year: 2015

This article is focused on the development of a series of biodegradable and eco-friendly masterbatches based on polylactic acid (PLA) filled with almond shell of different varieties to study of the influence of almond variety in the properties of injected biodegradable parts. These innovative masterbatches have 20 wt% of almond shell. These masterbatches have been added 4 % to PLA to study mechanical properties of injected samples. This study is part of a LIFE project (LIFE11 ENV/ES/513) aimed to create and to test at preindustrial level new coloured masterbatches based in biodegradable plastics and containing in its formulation a high percentage of almond shell, a natural waste material, which firstly will permit to cover technical requirements of two traditional industrial sectors: toy and furniture, although the results achieved could be extended to other industrial sectors. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

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