Polymer Alloy: Biodegradable Polymer Blends
Jeong-Chang Lee, Toshio Nishi
Miscibility, crystallization behavior and morphology of biodegradable aliphatic polyester/poly (vinylidene halide) blends are investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and optical microscopy and obtained results are briefly reviewed. All the blends investigated form miscible mixtures and the crystallization behavior and morphology of the blends are strongly dependent upon the crystallization kinetics. Therefore, it is concluded that the kinetic factors are the most important in controlling the crystallization and the morphology of the biodegradable crystalline polymer blends.