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Title: Comparison of Compounding Approaches for Wood-Derived Cellulose Nanocrystals and Polyamide 6

Source: ANTEC® 2015 - Orlando, Florida, USA March 23-25, 2015. [On-line]. Society of Plastics Engineers, ISBN: 978-0-9850112-7-7, pp. 430-434. Available: www.4spe.org (http://www.4spe.org/).

Author(s)Clemons, Craig

Publication Year: 2015  View PDF »

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

Abstract: A simple, water-assisted approach to compounding cellulose-nanocrystal-reinforced polyamide 6 was investigated and compared to solvent blending using formic acid and melt compounding using freeze-dried CNCs. The watter-assisted approach did not result in any apparent degradation of the CNCs during compounding and dispersion improved in the following order: freeze-dried compounding < water-assisted compounding < solvent blending. Improved dispersion resulted in less thermal degradation during injection molding and improved tensile properties. Future work to improve both the processing and performance of these composites is suggested.

Keywords: Cellulose nanocrystals; polyamide 6; nylon 6; compounding

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 597 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/26/2015
RITS Product ID: 72883
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Clemons, Craig M.
Materials Research Engineer
  

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