What is it about?
This study investigates the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of a polyether polyol filled with long thin cellulose nanofibres (CNF). It provides insights into the influence of loading levels on mechanisms of dispersion, interaction, and gelation behaviour.
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Why is it important?
Polyols are widely used as precursors, compatibilisers, and viscosity modifiers in the polymer, food, and paint industries, and their rheological properties are critical for engineering the optimal performance of final products and enabling new and diverse applications.
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This page is a summary of: Processing and rheological properties of polyol/cellulose nanofibre dispersions for polyurethanes, Polymer, August 2022, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2022.125130.
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