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Title: Cellulose nanocrystal reinforced epoxy coatings

Source: In: Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society, San Antonio, TX 2016.

Author(s)Cross, L.; Marshall, J.; Schueneman, Gregory; Mintz, E.

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

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

Abstract: There is growing market interest in and availability of bioderived polymers and resins for use in plastics, adhesives, coatings, etc. Thus, there is an opportunity for bio-derived nanomaterials to allow the production of 100% biobased polymer matrix composites (PMCs). All trees and plants utilize a nanoscale cellulose fiber as a building block in their reinforcing phase. The presence of nano-fibers in cell walls was postulated in the 1950’s, being referred to at that time as an elementary fibril [1-6]. Research into the benefits of nanotechnology has resulted in worldwide attention on cellulose based nanomaterials. Results to date have shown that crystalline cellulose nanofibers, termed cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs), have modulus and tensile properties on par with aramid fiber [7]. Herein, we report the effects of incorpo-rating CNCs from trees into a model waterborne (WB) epoxy coating.

Keywords: cellulose nanocrystals, waterborne epoxy, coating, thermal stability

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 552 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/05/2016
RITS Product ID: 82694
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Schueneman, Gregory
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer

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