Polyesters

The bio-transformation of organic crops, such as corn, has led to a range of polyesters such as poly lactic acid (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). ). Applications of these polyesters could include paper coatings, wood product finishing, adhesives, and waterborne coating technologies. Researchers at UNH are preparing waterborne hybrid vinylic polyester latices through a miniemulsion polymerization process.
Particle size was measured by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) in the range of 250-550nm as shown in the following image. Lattices formed transparent films of hybrid lattices with good adhesion and cohesion properties.