Study on Thermal Performance of Composites Prepared Using Poly(L-Lactic Acid) and Melamine
Yan-Hua Cai1, 2, *, Li-Sha Zhao1, 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 2
Last Page: 7
Publisher Id: TOMSJ-10-2
Article History:Received Date: 27/07/2015
Revision Received Date: 18/09/2015
Acceptance Date: 18/09/2015
Electronic publication date: 30/04/2016
Collection year: 2016
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The goal of this work was to study the non isothermal and isothermal crystallization behavior of Poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) with melamine (TP) through differential scanning calorimeter and optical depolarizer. The study of the crystallization behavior of PLLA/TP composites indicated that TP could promote the crystallization of PLLA. The half time of overall crystallization of PLLA with 1.5 wt% TP, compared with the neat PLLA, gave rise to a decrease from 3999.44 s to the minimum value 228 s at 100 °C. In addition, the cooling rate also affected significantly the crystallization behavior of PLLA. The melting behavior of PLLA/TP composites exhibited a complicated and different melting process after cooling crystallization, and the increasing of TP content made melt mass flow rate of PLLA firstly decrease, then increases.