Development of Water Biodegradable PHA Films

Šercer, Mladen and Raos, Pero and Radić-Boršić, Ivana (2013) Development of Water Biodegradable PHA Films. = Development of Water Biodegradable PHA Films. In: 29th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society, Nuremberg, Njemačka.

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Marine littering is one of the major ecological threats. The amount of plastic floating in oceans is increasing ; in some parts of oceans there are already 6 times more small plastic parts than plankton. Plastic floating in sea is great absorber of heavy metals, pesticides, PCBs and other toxins that accumulate in marine animals and consequently in humans. The most common sources of pollution are the ships (35 % to 85 %), i.e. people who throw various products into the sea, lost fishermen's nets, and waste from the rivers or brought by the wind. The need to reduce the quantities of plastics has led to the development of marine degradable materials, which after having been discarded into water (sea, lake, and river) degrade completely after a certain time. The paper analyzes the possibility of processing the marine degradable material using the injection moulding process, and the testing of mechanical properties has been performed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords (Croatian): biodegradation in water, injection moulding, marine biodegradable material, mechanical properties
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 1200 Department of Technology > 1240 Chair of Polymer Processing
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 08:59
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 08:59

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