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    Author(s): Rod Jacobson; Dan Caulfield; Karl Sears; John Underwood
    Date: 2002
    Source: Sixth International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites : May 15-16, 2001 ... Madison, Wisconsin. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2002: p. 127-133: ISBN: 0892529181.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The objective of this research was to develop a stable process for compound ultra-pure cellulose fibers into polyamides. This has been a difficult procedure and has taken years of trial and error to understand the viscosity shear heating effects associated with compounding cellulose into high-melting point engineering thermoplastics. The evolution of the low temperature compounding (LTC) technique is ongoing, and the ongoing development of new process stabilizers for cellulose-polyamide composites will help facilitate the commercial use of these new materials for industrial applications.

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    Jacobson, Rod; Caulfield, Dan; Sears, Karl; Underwood, John. 2002. Low temperature processing of ultra-pure cellulose fibers into nylon 6 and other thermoplastics. Sixth International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites : May 15-16, 2001 ... Madison, Wisconsin. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2002: p. 127-133: ISBN: 0892529181.

    Keywords

    Nylon, thermoplastic composites, cellulose fibers, composite materials, testing, injection molding of plastics, viscosity, mechanical properties, extrusion process, melting points, gums, resins, polyamides

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