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Title: Bioderived Non-Linear Surfactants Final Report

Abstract

There is, and always has been, a drive to push for advancing materials to higher performing properties. A common method to achieve such results with materials is incorporating reinforcing filler materials. However, regarding microstructural reinforcing with materials science’s highest performing fillers, carbon nanotubes and cellulose nanofibers, there are obstacles to overcome with difficult mixing into polymer composites. Cellulose nanofibers, however, have the desirable potential to be a market viable reinforcing filler as a renewable and sustainable resource, but it is necessary to overcome its inherent compounding difficulties. Powdermet under a US Department of Energy SBIR Grant DE-SC0017679 has demonstrated the ability for a natural bio-amphiphilic surface modifier that has improved the compatibilization of cellulose nanofibers into polyethylene composites. Powdermet’s natural bio-amphiphilic platelet surfactant improved cellulose in polyethylene composite mechanical properties. Impact strength increased by 20% for the demonstrations in this program.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Powdermet Inc., Euclid, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Powdermet Inc., Euclid, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1436872
Report Number(s):
DOE-PMT-17679
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0017679
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase I)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; surfactant; cellulose; surface modification; composite

Citation Formats

Werry, Brian. Bioderived Non-Linear Surfactants Final Report. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Werry, Brian. Bioderived Non-Linear Surfactants Final Report. United States.
Werry, Brian. Fri . "Bioderived Non-Linear Surfactants Final Report". United States.
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