Table 1: Evolution of mechanical properties od neat PLLA after 3 months in seawater.

Ageing temperatureProperty at Property at monthsEvolution of properties (%)

Young’s modulus (MPa)

20°C3823 ±234102 ± 143+7
40°C4956 ± 448+29

Maximal Stress (MPa)

20°C49.6 ±3.942.2 ± 0.9−15
40°C26.2 ± 2.7−48

Break strain (%)

20°C1.4 ±0.11.4 ± 0.10
40°C0.7 ± 0.2−50