Development of bionanocomposites based on poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-co-3-Hydroxyvalerate) /polylactide blends reinforced with cloisite 30B

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Lacoste C., Gallard B., Lopez-Cuesta J., Kalaoglu-Alta Ö. İ., de Clerck K.

Journal of Functional Biomaterials, vol.11, no.3, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/jfb11030064
  • Journal Name: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, BIOSIS, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, INSPEC, Metadex, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Biopolymer, Blends, Nanocomposite, PHBV, PLA
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In the present study, poly(3-hydroxybuturate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) and plasticized polylactide acid (PLA) blends were processed by melt extrusion with different weight ratio (up to 20 wt.% of PHBV). Bionanocomposites were obtained through the incorporation of an organomodified montmorillonite (C30B) at 3 wt.%. The main features of the processing and physico-chemical characterization of films and injected samples were assessed and the influence of the components on the chemical, thermal and mechanical properties of the bionanocomposites was investigated. The results indicated that plasticized PLA/PHBV/C30B bionanocomposites present optimal mechanical properties for sanitary applications. Moreover, plasticized PLA/PHBV could lead to finely tuned biomaterials able to form electrospun nanofibers.