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Thermoforming of Hybrid Green Biocomposite from Bioplastic “Polyhydroxybutyrate-Co-Valerate”, Wood Fiber and Talc

Sanjeev Singh1, Amar K. Mohanty2, Sher Paul Singh1, Farhang Pourboghrat3, and Manju Misra4. (1) School of Packaging, Michigan State University, 130 Packaging Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824, (2) Department of Plant Agriculture & School of Engineering, Crop Science Building, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada, (3) Mechanical Engineering Department, Michigan State University, 2241 Engineering Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, (4) School of Engineering and the Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Thornbrough Building, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada

A fixed composition of polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate, maple wood fiber and talc were extruded and pelletized. A perform sheet out of these pellets were fabricated using compression molding technique and these sheets were thermoformed/ draped in to a dome shaped article. These articles were tested for their structural integrity.