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Highly Functional Bioplastics (PLA compounds) Used for Electronic Products

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4 Author(s)
Kazuhiko Inoue ; Eco-Material, Fundamental and Environmental Research Laboratories, NEC, 34 Miyukigaoka, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8501, Japan, E-mail:, Tel: 81 29 850 1520 ; Shin Serizawa ; Midori Yamashiro ; Masatoshi Iji

We have developed highly functional bioplastics (biomass-based plastics), polylactic acid composites, which improve the environmental friendliness of electronic products. A kenaf-fiber-reinforced polylactic acid has high heat resistance, high impact strength, and good moldability, and its use in PC parts and mobile phone housing has started from September 2004 and May 2006 respectively. A thermoreversibly cross-linked polylactic acid has excellent shape memory and recyclability (i.e., rewritable shape memory), and was used to create freestyle (wearable) mobile products, shape of which users can easily adjust to their own preferences.

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Polytronic 2007 - 6th International Conference on Polymers and Adhesives in Microelectronics and Photonics

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Jan. 16 2007-Yearly 18 2007