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Title: Microcellular processing of polylactide-hyperbranched polyester-nanoclay composites

Source: J Mater Sci (2010) 45:2732-2746

Author(s)Pilla, Srikanth; Kramschuster, Adam; Lee, Jungjoo; Clemons, Craig; Gong, Shaoqin; Turng, Lih-Sheng

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-1A

Abstract: The effects of addition of hyperbranched polyesters (HBPs) and nanoclay on the material properties of both solid and microcellular polylactide (PLA) produced via a conventional and microcellular injection-molding process, respectively, were investigated. The effects of two different types of HBPs (i.e., Boltorn H2004® and Boltorn H20®) at the same loading level (i.e., 12%), and the same type of HBP at different loading levels (i.e., Boltorn H2004® at 6 and 12%), as well as the simultaneous addition of 12% Boltorn H2004® and 2% Cloisite®30B nanoclay (i.e., HBP®nanoclay) on the thermal and mechanical properties (both static and dynamic), and the cell morphology of the microcellular components were noted.

Keywords: Clay, injection molding of plastics, crosslinking, plastics, extrusion, wood-plastic composites, composite materials, mechanical properties, thermoplastic composites, recycled products, recycling, polyesters, fracture mechanics, strains, stresses, maleic anhydride, nanocomposites, nanoclay, wood-plastic materials, thermal degradation, biocomposites, microcellular injection molding, strength

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 664 kb(s)

Date posted: 12/16/2010

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RITS Product ID: 36659
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Clemons, Craig M.
Materials Research Engineer
  

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