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Tue, Oct 18


Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Fall Speaker Meeting: Samy Madbouly

Biorenewable Polymers and Composites as Alternative for Petroleum-Based Counterparts

Fall Speaker Meeting: Samy Madbouly
Fall Speaker Meeting: Samy Madbouly

Time & Location

Oct 18, 2022, 6:30 PM

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, NICK Building, Room 168, 4701 College Dr, Erie, PA 16563, USA

About the event

Most plastic materials are produced entirely from non-degradable petroleum-based products. With the recent effort to establish green chemistry and sustainability, great attention has been devoted to replacing petroleum-based polymers with more environmentally friendly biopolymers based on renewable resources. The growing interest in replacing petroleum-based products by inexpensive, renewable, natural materials is important for sustainable development into the future and will have a significant impact on the polymer industry and the environment. In this presentation, the synthesis, characterization, and processing of different types of bio-based polymers including plant oil-based polyurethane dispersions, foams, blends, and composites will be summarized. It is very crucial to understand the behavior of these important bio-based green polymers so that they can be designed in a controlled and reproducible manner to produce structural materials with desirable properties.

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