This paper reports novel ways to bond bio-based polylactic acid (PLA) substrates for the production of sustainable, single-use, microfluidic components. A laser-based, fast (minutes) fabrication process for multi-layer microfluidic devices in PLA was reported recently but in that report, demonstrator devices were bonded with adhesive tape, which significantly reduced the devices transparency. In this paper, we propose two novel ways to bond PLA substrates, which alleviate the need for adhesives, and enable optimal device transparency.

Ongaro A.E., Howarth N.M., la Carrubba V., Kersaudy-Kerhoas M. (2018). Fast and green: Sustainable rapid-prototyping of microfluidic chips on polylactic acid substrates. In - (a cura di), 22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2018 (pp. 589-592). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.

Fast and green: Sustainable rapid-prototyping of microfluidic chips on polylactic acid substrates

la Carrubba V.;
2018

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This paper reports novel ways to bond bio-based polylactic acid (PLA) substrates for the production of sustainable, single-use, microfluidic components. A laser-based, fast (minutes) fabrication process for multi-layer microfluidic devices in PLA was reported recently but in that report, demonstrator devices were bonded with adhesive tape, which significantly reduced the devices transparency. In this paper, we propose two novel ways to bond PLA substrates, which alleviate the need for adhesives, and enable optimal device transparency.
Settore ING-IND/34 - Bioingegneria Industriale
978-151089757-1
Ongaro A.E., Howarth N.M., la Carrubba V., Kersaudy-Kerhoas M. (2018). Fast and green: Sustainable rapid-prototyping of microfluidic chips on polylactic acid substrates. In - (a cura di), 22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2018 (pp. 589-592). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.
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