Nanocomposites based on cellulose whiskers and cellulose plastics

Organization:Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Sor Trondelag, NO
I.P. Brief:Considerable demand exists for renewable and biodegradable plastics. Previous attempts to provide such plastics have met with mixed results in the trade off between biodegradability; thermal stability; mechanical properties. The invention discloses a strong nanocomposite with improved thermal stability comprised of cellulose compounds, an environmentally beneficial solution satisfying above trilemma.
Keywords:cellulose polymer, nanocrystal, nanowhisker, biocomposite, extrusion process, transparency
Primary Industry:Materials
Specific Market:Bulk biopolymer consumers and replacement of PVC/PS/Polyolefines.

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