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Various topics related to sustainability in plastics, including bio-related, environmental issues, green, recycling, renewal, re-use and sustainability.
SPE Sustainability Division 3rd Quarter 2017 Newsletter
SPE Sustainability Division, July 2017
Read the latest issue of the SPE Sustainability Division newsletter.
Novel bionanocomposite systems for packaging applications
Fanismita Mohanty, Niladri Sarkar, Gyanaranjan Sahoo, Sarat Kumar Swain, July 2017
Incorporating silicon carbide and calcium carbonate nanofillers into soy protein and starch, respectively, improves the thermal, mechanical, and chemical-resistance properties of the samples.
Fabricating nature-inspired self-healing polymers
Eugenio Amendola, Antonello Pastore, Stefania Dello Iacono, Alfonso Martone, July 2017
A thermo-reversible self-healing epoxy resin based on Diels-Alder chemistry is synthesized and strength-tested as part of a fiber-reinforced composite material.
Polymethylolacrylamide films for antibacterial and biowaste management applications
Lidia Kolzunova, August 2017
A novel electrosynthesis method is quicker and safer than conventional approaches, and allows the practical uses of the products to be broadened.
Industrial-scale preparation of nanocellulose-reinforced biocomposites
Keikhosro Karimi, Tayebeh Behzad, Pejman Heidarian , Mohini Sain, August 2017
A novel method is used to fabricate recycled polylactic acid/cellulose nanofiber composites and to improve the overall properties of the biofilms.
SPE Bioplastic and Renewable Technologies Division October 2017 Newsletter
SPE Bioplastic and Renewable Technologies Division, October 2017
Read the latest issue of the SPE Bioplastic and Renewable Technologies Division newsletter.
SPE Sustainability Division 4th Quarter 2017 Newsletter
SPE Sustainability Division, October 2017
Read the latest issue of the SPE Sustainability Division newsletter.
Creep-recovery behavior of novel polyurethane/carbon nanotube composites
Hamed Nazarpour-Fard , Ramin Shamsi, Reza Sheibani, October 2017
Dynamic mechanical analysis and three well-known models were used to investigate the mechanical properties of samples synthesized from recycled poly-ethylene terephthalate.
Agricultural waste can replace wood in plastic composites
Israel Kellersztein , Ana Dotan, October 2017
Waste wheat straw can be treated for use as an environmentally sustainable reinforcement in composite materials, with performance equal or better than wood-polymer composites.
Real-time viscosity monitoring during graft copolymerization of gelatinized starch
Leon P. B. M. Janssen, Erik Heeres, Inge-Willem Noordergraaf , Judy R. Witono, October 2017
A combined stirrer-torque meter provides a novel and effective way to obtain continuous, in-line measurements of reaction mixtures.
Enhancing the processability of plastics using carbon dioxide and water
Claudia Staudt, Alan J. Lesser, Silas Owusu-Nkwantabisah, November 2017
The synergy obtained by combining supercritical carbon dioxide and superheated water enables polyethersulfone to be processed at significantly lower temperatures than in conventional processes.
High-modulus biocomposites based on short wood fibers and acrylic resin
Klaus Friedrich, Emmanuel Akpan , Bernd Wetzel, January 2018
Replacing natural fiber mats with short wood fibers in acrylic resin biocomposites reduces the associated production cost and cycle time.
Accelerating Sustainability in Petrochemicals
Larry Gros, February 2018
Plenary: Industry Trends
Energy Recovery Using the EnergyBag™
Jill Martin, February 2018
Sustainability in Packaging
Extractives Analysis of Recycled Polyolefins for Food Contact Applications-
Autumn Rudlong, February 2018
Sustainability in Packaging
In-Situ Melt Catalysis--The Ultimate Answer to Compabilizing Addition and Condensation Polymers
Salvatore Monte, February 2018
Sustainability Metrics and Characterization
Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry
Dominique DeBecker, February 2018
Plenary: Industry Trends
Opportunities to Close the Loop with Non-Mechanical Recycling
Emily Tipaldo, February 2018
Sustainability Metrics and Characterization
Sustainable Flexible Packaging--A Resin Supplier's View
Lawrence Effer, February 2018
Sustainability in Packaging
Sustainable Stabilization Solutions that Accelerate Polyolefin Market Adoption
Jian-Yang Cho, February 2018
Recent Advances in Additives - Paper: As institutions implement mandates requiring CO 2 emissions reductions and light weighting, the need for sustainable plastics will grow. This presentation will discuss examples of how product development utilizing high - performance stabilizers can support the p olyolefins industry in becoming more economically and ecologically sustainable.

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