18 March 2019

Biobased socks from Sustainable Polymer

Polylactic acid (PLA) acknowledged as sustainable and eco-friendly is a biodegradable and compostable polymer obtained from annually renewable resources. With substantial commercial prospective as a textile fiber, this polymer has not been investigated much in apparel applications. Therefore, PhD candidates Muhammad Maqsood (project leader), Naveen Balakrishnan and Prof. Gunnar Seide of the Polymer engineering group of The Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials started to investigate this polymer for the BioTex Fieldlab project.