Development of agricultural by-products as multifunctional fillers for polyolefins

Fuqua, M. and Ulven, C. A. and Chevali, V. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5648-0344 and Pryor, S. and Wiesenborn, D. and Gustafson, C. and Chisholm, B. and Tande, B. and Seames, W. and Dworshak, J. (2011) Development of agricultural by-products as multifunctional fillers for polyolefins. In: 23rd International Polyolefins Conference 2011: Evolving Technology for the Global Economy, 27 Feb - 02 Mar 2011, Houston, Texas, United States.

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Abstract

Polyolefins can benefit from multifunctional fillers developed from agricultural by-products. Through proper mechanical processing of these agricultural by-products, which are sometimes referred to as waste-streams, filled blends have been shown to yield improvements in stiffness, thermal stability, and mold tolerance, as well as in the reduction of petroleum-based polymer usages. Furthermore, with the use of chemical compatibilizers significant improvements in strength have also been achieved versus untreated filler. Overall, the development of agricultural by-product filled polyolefins has lead to a new class of biocomposites which can serve as a strong competitor to both virgin polymer as well as traditionally filled systems.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 03:46
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 06:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural by-products; Bio-composites; Mechanical processing; Virgin polymers; Yield Improvement
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090499 Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4004 Chemical engineering > 400499 Chemical engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29630

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