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Molecules 2014, 19(3), 2748-2760; doi:10.3390/molecules19032748

Polyolefin Backbone Substitution in Binders for Low Temperature Powder Injection Moulding Feedstocks

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Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, nam. T.G. Masaryka 5555, Zlin 760 01, Czech Republic
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Centre of Polymer Systems, University Institute, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Nad Ovcirnou 3685, Zlin 760 01, Czech Republic
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Polymer Centre, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, nam. T.G. Masaryka 5555, Zlin 760 01, Czech Republic
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Received: 3 January 2014 / Revised: 20 February 2014 / Accepted: 21 February 2014 / Published: 27 February 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Abstract

This paper reports the substitution of polyolefin backbone binder components with low melting temperature carnauba wax for powder injection moulding applications. The effect of various binder compositions of Al2O3 feedstock on thermal degradation parameters is investigated by thermogravimetric analysis. Within the experimental framework 29 original feedstock compositions were prepared and the superiority of carnauba wax over the polyethylene binder backbone was demonstrated in compositions containing polyethylene glycol as the initial opening agent and governing the proper mechanism of the degradation process. Moreover, the replacement of synthetic polymer by the natural wax contributes to an increase of environmental sustainability of modern industrial technologies.
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Hausnerova, B.; Kuritka, I.; Bleyan, D. Polyolefin Backbone Substitution in Binders for Low Temperature Powder Injection Moulding Feedstocks. Molecules 2014, 19, 2748-2760.

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