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Title: High performance lignin-acrylonitrile polymer blend materials

A polymer blend material comprising: (i) a lignin component having a weight-average molecular weight of up to 1,000,000 g/mol; and (ii) an acrylonitrile-containing copolymer rubber component comprising acrylonitrile units in combination with diene monomer units, and having an acrylonitrile content of at least 20 mol %; wherein said lignin component is present in an amount of at least 5 wt % and up to about 95 wt % by total weight of components (i) and (ii); and said polymer blend material possesses a tensile yield stress of at least 5 MPa, or a tensile stress of at least 5 MPa at 10% elongation, or a tensile stress of at least 5 MPa at 100% elongation. Methods for producing the polymer blend, molded forms thereof, and articles thereof, are also described.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1409016
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
9,815,985
Application Number:
14/798,729
Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jul 14
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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