614 Biocomposites: Bio-Derived and Bio-Inspired Composites

Thursday, November 1, 2012: 8:30 AM
Cambria East (Westin )
Bio-based composites are materials composed of both a matrix and reinforcing phase, where at least one component of the composite is derived from plants, bacteria, animals, etc. The bio-based component can be a polymeric matrix (e.g., polylactic acid or triglyceride-based polyesters), polymeric filler, natural fibers (e.g., flax or jute), or other bio-based additives (e.g., chitin or lignin). Composites with forest resources have included wood, nanoparticles derived from cellulose or hemicellulose contained in wood and such. Contributions are being sought that address new developments concerning the chemistry, development, processing, structure, analysis, and properties of bio-based composites.


Hui Zhou
Email: huizhou@mit.edu

Suying Wei
Email: suying.wei@lamar.edu

Qingliang He
Email: qhe@lamar.edu

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8:30 AM
(614a) Biocompatible Poly (Methyl Methacrylate)-Based Nanocomposite Fibers
Suying Wei, Cashe Lester, Monira Lizu, Jaishri Sharma, Jayanthi Sampathi, Ashwini Kucknoor, Narendhar Anumandla and Lauren James

8:55 AM
(614b) Enhancing Thermo-Oxidative Stability of Polymers Using Natural and Synthetic Melanins
Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan, Joon Hee Cho, Prashanth Iyer, Steven Baranowitz and Christopher J. Ellison
File available
9:45 AM
(614d) Altered Clay Percolation in PBAT Nanocomposites Compatibilized by PBAT-g-MA
Alexandria Niemoeller, Sunggyu Lee, Barbara A. Wheelden and Amber R. Tupper
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