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Title: Polymer Matrix Nanocomposites via Forest Derived Nanomaterials

Source: Proceedings of TechConnect World Summit, Expo, and Showcase

Author(s)Cross, L.; Schueneman, G.; Mintz, E.

Publication Year: 2012  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-3A

Abstract: Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) produced from sulfuric acid hydrolysis of wood pulp were added directly to an industrially relevant waterborne (WB) epoxy coating formulation for metal protection. The nanocomposites and unfilled epoxy were evaluated for changes in mechanical, thermal, and moisture absorption behavior. The performance enhancement seen in these nanocomposites provides evidence for forest derived CNCs being a promising reinforcing phase for petroleum based and bioderived polymer matrix composites (PMCs).

Keywords: Cellulose nanocrystals; epoxy; coating; abrasion; resistance; modulus; water absorption

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 453 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/18/2012
RITS Product ID: 61479
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Schueneman, Gregory
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer

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