Preparation and characterization of spinifex resin based bio-polyurethane/thermoplastic polyurethane blends

Mondal, Subrata, Memmott, Paul and Martin, Darren (2013) Preparation and characterization of spinifex resin based bio-polyurethane/thermoplastic polyurethane blends. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 52 15: 1535-1541. doi:10.1080/03602559.2013.820757


Author Mondal, Subrata
Memmott, Paul
Martin, Darren
Title Preparation and characterization of spinifex resin based bio-polyurethane/thermoplastic polyurethane blends
Journal name Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0360-2559
1525-6111
Publication date 2013-12-19
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03602559.2013.820757
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 52
Issue 15
Start page 1535
End page 1541
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Taylor and Francis Inc.
Language eng
Abstract Research interest is growing in the potential to strategically mix selected polymers to modify properties and reduce the cost of resultant blends. Renewable resource-derived spinifex resin-based polyurethane (RPU) can be considered a potential bio-alternative to conventional petroleum-based polymers. However, its inherent weak mechanical properties severely limit its range of applications. This study aimed to prepare a useful novel polymer by solution blending of polyurethane prepared from spinifex resin (endemic to Australia) and commercially available thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Properties of the prepared polymer blends were characterized using various techniques.
Formatted abstract
Research interest is growing in the potential to strategically mix selected polymers to modify properties and reduce the cost of resultant blends. Renewable resource-derived spinifex resin-based polyurethane (RPU) can be considered a potential bio-alternative to conventional petroleum-based polymers. However, its inherent weak mechanical properties severely limit its range of applications.  This study aimed to prepare a useful novel polymer by solution blending of polyurethane prepared from spinifex resin (endemic to Australia) and commercially available thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Properties of the prepared polymer blends were characterized using various techniques.
Keyword Blending
Morphology
Polyurethane
Spinifex resin bio polyurethane
Thermoplastic
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID DP0877161
Institutional Status UQ

 
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