OSC seeks organizations who are interested in commercial applications for a soy-based coupling agent for polymer composites.
The Ohio Soybean Council has developed an engineered soy-based resin with maleic anhydride functionality and a high melting point, making the resin suitable for use as a coupling agent in polymer composites. This resin is offered as a solid powder or pellet for easy handling and mixing in polymer composite formulations.
Features and Benefits
Ease of handling due to solid form
Compatibility with nylon, polyolefins, and polyesters
Enables polymer/polymer and polymer/filler coupling
Acts as adhesion promoter in (liquid) coatings
Acts as dispersing agent for powder coating and toners
Melt Properties as a function of temperature
Typical Physical Properties
Key success Criteria
Opportunity should preferably have:
A clear path for product development
Acceptable prospect for market demand (or at least growth potential)
High likelihood to be manufacturable
Possible applications for this Technology include, but are not limited to:
Coatings (liquid and powder)
Injection molding masterbatch
Solid-phase ink and toner
Sep 29, 2019
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Area of Interest
Materials Science > Coatings
Engineering-Chemical > Polymer and Plastics Engineering
Materials Science > Polymer and Organic Materials > Polymer and Organic Materials-All disciplines