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Title: Chapter 10: Prospects and challenges of using lignin for thermoplastic materials

Source: Chapter 10 in Lignin Utilization Strategies: From processing to Applications

Author(s): Nagardeolekar, Aditi; Ovadias, Mathew; Dongre, Prajakta; Bujanovic, Biljana

Publication Year: 2021  View PDF »

Category: Book Chapter

Abstract: Lignin is a multifunctional biopolymer with high application potential in the synthesis of thermoplastic materials. Industrial and investigational lignins have been incorporated into various commercial polymers, including biobased polymers, to improve their biodegradability, cost, and thermomechanical stability. Lignin is also expected to bring additional beneõts to the formulations, such as ôame retardancy, UV-protecting ability, and antioxidant and anti-weathering capacity. Strategies focused on lignin size reduction, fractionation, and modiõcation via esteriõcation, etheriõcation, and graó copolymerization, and plasticization and compatibilization have been employed to improve the physicochemical properties of lignin-based thermoplastic materials as promising alternatives to petroleum-based plastics.

Keywords: Boron rods; diffusion; dual treatment; creosote; cross ties; bridge timbers

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 4,096 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/17/2021

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RITS Product ID: 10127

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