Development of agricultural by-products as multifunctional fillers for polyolefins

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Fuqua, M., Ulven, C. A., Chevali, V., Pryor, S., Wiesenborn, D., Gustafson, C., Chisholm, B., Tande, B., Seames, W. and Dworshak, J.. 2011. "Development of agricultural by-products as multifunctional fillers for polyolefins." 23rd International Polyolefins Conference 2011: Evolving Technology for the Global Economy. Houston, United States 27 Feb - 02 Mar 2011 United States.
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Development of agricultural by-products as multifunctional fillers for polyolefins

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AuthorsFuqua, M. (Author), Ulven, C. A. (Author), Chevali, V. (Author), Pryor, S. (Author), Wiesenborn, D. (Author), Gustafson, C. (Author), Chisholm, B. (Author), Tande, B. (Author), Seames, W. (Author) and Dworshak, J. (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings 23rd International Polyolefins Conference 2011: Evolving Technology for the Global Economy
Number of Pages31
Year2011
Place of PublicationUnited States
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.4spe.org/Resources/resource.aspx?ItemNumber=21628
Conference/Event23rd International Polyolefins Conference 2011: Evolving Technology for the Global Economy
Event Details
23rd International Polyolefins Conference 2011: Evolving Technology for the Global Economy
Event Date
27 Feb 2011 to end of 02 Mar 2011
Event Location
Houston, United States
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.

KeywordsAgricultural by-products; Bio-composites; Mechanical processing; Virgin polymers; Yield Improvement
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400499. Chemical engineering not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsNorth Dakota State University, United States
University of North Dakota, United States
Steinwall, United States
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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