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Polímeros

versão impressa ISSN 0104-1428versão On-line ISSN 1678-5169

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HABERLEIN, H.; SELIGER, H.; KOHLER, R.  e  SULZBERGER, P.. Cost-effective synthesis of environmentally benign materials on the basis of poly-3-hydroxybutyrate. Polímeros [online]. 2005, vol.15, n.2, pp.122-126. ISSN 1678-5169.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-14282005000200011.

As an example for an environmentally benign and low-cost material we prepared blends from 1. copolyester-urethanes (PEU) and 2. cellulose acetate recycling material (CAR). The copolyester-urethanes were prepared by joining blocks of a, w-(poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate)-diol and poly-butylenglycol-adipate-diol with hexamethylene diisocyanate. Fibrous CAR was transformed into a short-fiber felt by textile technology and calendared into the PEU melt. The processing of the blends was done at 80 - 100 °C mainly by injection molding. The mechanical properties of the tough-elastic materials were studied with respect to the influence of the PEU composition and the ratio of CAR admixture. The starting materials, (R)-PHB and cellulose derivatives are obtained from agrarian resources. Therefore, the resulting polymers are stable under conditions of usage, yet readily bio-degradable on soil deposition. Mixing with cellulose acetate waste material allows for cost-effective production of such blends.

Palavras-chave : Blends; copolyester-urethane; cellulose acetate; recycling material.

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