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TOWARDS BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
e.g.
polymer
Tg (C)
Tm (C)
PE
-120
60
PCL
-60
60
PBSA
-45
114
PEA
-30
112
PBAT
-30
110
PHBV
15
+5
145
PHB
+10
175
PLA
+58
+152
EVOH
+60
+190
PET
+90
+270
Proteins
>200
@0% RH
Degradation
before
melting
Starch
Hemicelluloses
Cellulose
polarity