Ecomaterials- Foam plastics synthesized from plant oil-based resins

Min Zhi Rong, Ming Qiu Zhang, Su Ping Wu, Hong Juan Wang, Tibor Czigany

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Abstract

In this work, plastic foams were prepared from plant oil resins based on soybean oil and castor oil. Firstly, epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) reacted with acrylic acid using N, N-dimethyl benzyl amine as the catalyst, and castor oil was modified with maleic anhydride, respectively. Acid number was used to monitor the reaction process, and structures of the resultant acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (AESO) and maleate castor oil (MACO) were proved by Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) measurements. It was found that the catalyst is quite effective in synthesizing AESO. Then, plastic foams based on AESO and MACO were synthesized through free radical initiated copolymerization with diluent monomers including styrene and methyl methacrylate. Mechanical properties, reinforcing effect of sisal fiber and biodegradable feature of the foams were characterized, showing the suitability of the bio-foams for acting as packaging materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupplement to THERMEC 2006, 5th International Conference on PROCESSING and MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, THERMEC 2006
Pages2311-2316
Number of pages6
EditionPART 3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - THERMEC'2006 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 4 2006Jul 8 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 3
Volume539-543
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Other

Other5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - THERMEC'2006
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/4/067/8/06

Keywords

  • Acrylated epoxidized soybean oil
  • Plastic foams
  • Sisal fiber composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Rong, M. Z., Zhang, M. Q., Wu, S. P., Wang, H. J., & Czigany, T. (2007). Ecomaterials- Foam plastics synthesized from plant oil-based resins. In Supplement to THERMEC 2006, 5th International Conference on PROCESSING and MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, THERMEC 2006 (PART 3 ed., pp. 2311-2316). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 539-543, No. PART 3).