Comparison of carbon nanofibers and activated carbon on carbon dioxide foaming of polystyrene

Zhihua Guo*, Jintao Yang, Maxwell J. Wingert, Jiong Shen, David L. Tomasko, Ly James Lee, Jyh Yee Lan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Carbon nanofiber and activated carbon particles are two forms of carbon with different shape and surface properties. These two carbon materials are used as additive/nucleation agents in polystyrene extrusion foaming. Activated carbon particles with different moisture contents are used to investigate the effect of moisture as the co-blowing agent on the finished foam products. Carbon dioxide is used as the blowing agent. Morphology and thermal properties of extruded foams are reported and compared with the characteristics of these two additives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages3016-3019
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 6 May 200711 May 2007

Conference

ConferenceSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period6/05/0711/05/07

Keywords

  • Activated carbon
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Carbon nanofiber
  • Extrusion foam
  • Insulation foam
  • Moisture
  • Polystyrene

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