Novel composites from eco-friendly soy flour/SBS triblock copolymer

Vijay Kumar Thakur, David Grewell, Mahendra Thunga, Michael R. Kessler*

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Abstract

With the growing demand for bio-based materials, the present study investigates the use of soy flour (SF) as potential reinforcement in thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). Soy and poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene) triblock copolymer composite films are prepared using conventional thermoplastic polymer processing techniques. These composite films are investigated to evaluate the influence of SF concentration on the thermo-mechanical and rheological properties. The results suggest that environmentally friendly soy flour reinforced thermoplastic elastomers exhibit excellent properties and offer great potential to replace traditional synthetic elastomeric materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-958
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Materials and Engineering
Volume299
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 10 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • biocomposites
  • bioplastics
  • carbohydrates
  • mechanical properties
  • protein
  • soy flour
  • triblock copolymer

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