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Title: Mechanical and Thermal Property Enhancement in Cellulose Nanocrystal/Waterborne Epoxy Composites

Source: In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society, Daytona Beach, FL 2013; 3 p.

Author(s)Xu, Shanhong; Girouard, Natalie; Cross, Lionel; Mintz, Eric; Schueneman, Greg; Shofner, Meisha; Meredith, Carson

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

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

Abstract: Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) are reinforcing fillers of emerging interest for polymers due to their high modulus and potential for sustainable production. In recent years, numerous studies of CNC incorporation into a wide range of polymer matrices have been reported, including both thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers [1-5]. Due to the presence of hydroxyl groups on the CNC surface, which can participate in curing reactions, there is significant potential for improving mechanical and barrier properties of epoxy-based adhesives and coatings. At the same time, waterborne epoxy formulations are continuing to find new applications, especially due to concerns over solvent emissions.

Keywords: Cellulose nanocrystals; epoxy; modulus; glass transition temperature

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 166 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/06/2013
RITS Product ID: 65064
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Schueneman, Gregory
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer

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