Studies on the reactive blending of poly(lactic acid) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene rubber

dc.contributor.advisorMisra, Mohanty
dc.contributor.authorVadori, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-11T15:25:44Z
dc.date.available2013-01-11T15:25:44Z
dc.date.copyright2012-12
dc.date.created2012-12-11
dc.date.issued2013-01-11
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Engineeringen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Applied Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeEngineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractThe polymer materials industry is heavily dependent on the use of petroleum based plastics. This poses a problem, as the world is facing ongoing petroleum supply problems. A need exists for a bio-carbon based polymer material that has the performance and cost of currently used petroleum plastics. However, the overall performance of current bio-based plastics indicate that they must be somehow supplemented to achieve the properties of that of petroleum-based polymers. The low impact strength and thermal stability of poly(lactic acid), PLA are targets for improvement. One option is for development is through blending with acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). The viability and efficacy of using these two polymers as blending partners is investigated. The PLA used in these studies has unique and interesting crystallization properties. These have been examined and detailed in part 1. The second part of study includes neat polymer properties, miscibility analysis, and large scale process results. This results in an optimized blending ratio on which to go forward with development. The mechanical, thermal, and morphological properties are investigated in these studies. Significance of this research and development is widespread, as the material developed has the potential to reduce the use of petroleum-based carbon in plastics.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
dc.description.sponsorshipNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
dc.description.sponsorshipGrain Farmers of Ontario
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/5287
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectPolymer Blendingen_US
dc.subjectPoly(lactic acid)en_US
dc.subjectAcrylonitrile Butadiene Styreneen_US
dc.subjectBioplasticen_US
dc.titleStudies on the reactive blending of poly(lactic acid) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene rubberen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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