Product design support for nanocomposite materials application

Koster R., TÜFEKÇİOĞLU E., Vlasveld D.

Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007, Cincinnati, OH, United States Of America, 6 - 11 May 2007, vol.2, pp.862-865 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • City: Cincinnati, OH
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.862-865
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Biopolymers offer sustainability advantages over oilbased polymers as well as unique new property profiles, in addition to the ones of oil-based polymers. Advantages of polymer nanocomposites include high reinforcing effectiveness at low additive concentrations, and greatly improved recyclability as compared with fiber-filled polymers. A project was initiated to address both practical nanocomposite behavior in products and product design with bio-based nanocomposites. Such design support is useful to facilitate conversion of new materials and technologies into design opportunities. Additionally, new and surprising opportunities may be very inspiring in early design stages.