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Title: System and method for altering the tack of materials using an electrohydraulic discharge

Abstract

A system and method for altering the tack of a material, namely a polymer used as an adhesive, also known as stickies, or pitch. The present invention reduces the tack of the stickies and pitch by exposing the materials for a short duration to low-energy pulsed electrical discharges between a pair of electrodes that are submerged in a liquid medium, such as a fiber stream, water, a pulp slurry, or whitewater.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Marietta, GA)
  2. (Atlanta, GA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
OSTI Identifier:
875054
Patent Number(s):
6521134
Assignee:
Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-99GO10381
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; altering; tack; materials; electrohydraulic; discharge; material; namely; polymer; adhesive; stickies; pitch; reduces; exposing; duration; low-energy; pulsed; electrical; discharges; pair; electrodes; submerged; liquid; medium; fiber; stream; water; pulp; slurry; whitewater; liquid medium; /210/162/204/427/

Citation Formats

Banerjee, Sujit, and Corcoran, Howard. System and method for altering the tack of materials using an electrohydraulic discharge. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Banerjee, Sujit, & Corcoran, Howard. System and method for altering the tack of materials using an electrohydraulic discharge. United States.
Banerjee, Sujit, and Corcoran, Howard. Wed . "System and method for altering the tack of materials using an electrohydraulic discharge". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875054.
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
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