Composite Processing and Testing Subcommittee

(Thermoplastic, Thermoset and Cement Nanocomposites)

Subcommittee focus:

This subcommittee will focus on the preparation, characterization, and application of cellulose nanomaterials in composite materials not addressed by other subcommittees. The range of topics include drying and redispersion of cellulose nanomaterials, design and manufacture of reinforced matrixes, micro- and nano-structural characterization, measurement of mechanical, physical and chemical behaviors, and the performance of composites in service.

The applicable matrixes include:

  • water-based composites, such as polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene oxide, & cement
  • sustainable and degradable polymers, such as poly(lactic acid) and polycaprolactone
  • thermoplastics, such as polyolefins, polystyrene, and polyesters
  • thermosets, such as epoxies and polyurethanes
  • inorganic composites, such as sol-gels, MOFs, and glass