Biocomposites and bioblends based on engineering thermoplastics for automotive applications

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Proceedings titleANTEC 2015: proceedings of the Technical Conference and Exhibition Orlando, Florida, USA March 23-25, 2015
ConferenceTechnical Plastics Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, March 23-25 2015, Orlando, FL, USA
ISBN9781523100200; 1523100206; 9780985011277; 0985011270
Pages# of pages: 5
AbstractThis paper presents innovative solutions concerning the utilization of engineering polymers in bioblends and biocomposites designated for automotive applications. The studied biomaterials have lower-cost, lower-weight, and at least same performance comparing with the current engineering thermoplastics used in automotive parts. Polyamide (PA6) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) were formulated using different types and concentrations of cellulosics, polylactic acid (PLA) as a bio-sourced polymer, and in a combination of cellulosics and PLA. These biomaterials were characterized in terms of morphology, mechanical properties, and heat deflection temperature. The extruded biocomposites, foamed in injection molding process, presented similar properties as the unfoamed and reference counterparts while being around 25-30% greener, lighter and less expensive.
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PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers
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AffiliationAutomotive and Surface Transportation; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number23000618
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