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Title: Adhesion improvements of nanocellulose composite interfaces

Source: Plastic Engineering, 2013 pp. 32-37.

Author(s)Wolf, Rory A.; Girouard, Natalie; Xu, Shanhong; Meredith, J. Carson; Shofner, Meisha L.; Cross, Lionel; Mintz, Eric; Schueneman, Gregory T.

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-3B

Abstract: Attention has recently become focused on the performance advantages of nanocomposites, and particularly polymer-based nanocomposites, with respect to incumbent "neat" polymers or metallic materials for lightweighting initiatives. In the interest of sustainability, the specific use of bio-reinforced nanocomposite parts and nanostructured coatings within automotive, aerospace, construction, medical and packaging applications is accelerating. These "green" nanocomposites can provide high mechanical strength at low density, low weight, and potentially low cost. However, there are interfacial surface adhesion challenges with these and other nanocomposites, in addition to particle distribution and stability issues, which can inhibit full realization of their mechanical performance advantages. This paper will profile polymeric nanocomposites and nanocoatings, as well as define surface modification protocols using atmospheric pressure plasma technologies to optimize interfacial adhesion to similar and dissimilar materials.

Keywords: Plasma treatment; nanocellulose; epoxy; coating; surface energy

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 1,115 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/17/2013
RITS Product ID: 64479
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Schueneman, Gregory
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer
  

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