English Abstract

Interface Control of Wood-Derived Nanocelluloses by Using Novel Polymer Dispersant toward High Performance Resin Nanocomposite Materials

Yoshinobu TSUJII *1
Tetsuya HARADA *2
*1:Institute for Chemical Research(ICR), Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, Japan
*2:DIC, Sakura, Chiba, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2015),88(11),443-446 General Review in Japanese

For mechanically strong and lightweight materials, nanocelluloses (NCs) have a range of promising properties leading to fiber-reinforced thermoplastic nanocomposites. Herein, we propose a practical approach for the preparation of cellulose nanofiber- reinforced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) nanocomposite materials with the assist of polymer dispersants via the Simultaneous nano-Fibrillation Compounding (SFC) Process.

Keywords: Polymer Dispersant, Nanocellulose, Cellulose Nanofiber, Nanocomposite Material, Mechanical Reinforcement, Extruding, Injection Molding, Simultaneous nano-Fibrillation Compounding Process (SFC Process)