2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual

Nanocomposites based on cellulose whiskers and cellulose plastics

I. Gangas
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO

Keywords:
cellulose polymer, nanocrystal, nanowhisker, biocomposite, extrusion process, transparency

Abstract:
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.

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