Conducting polymers have sparked much research interest due to their unique ability to be electrically stimulated.
However, these polymers are very brittle and have poor mechanical properties. In order to improve upon its structural
integrity, it can be blended with other host polymers that have better mechanical properties. These blended composites
would then possess the benefits of conductive properties while having sufficient mechanical properties to be more
suitable for practical applications. Polypyrrole-polylactic acid blends were processed using chemical oxidative
polymerization and compression molding, followed by gas foaming and saturation techniques to create porous
structures. Characterization of these porous blends included its physical, thermal, and mechanical properties.