Polymers and Composites

Synthesis

  • Polyaddition
  • Polycondensation
  • Chemical Modification
  • Reactive extrusion

Lab scale and up-scaling

Formulation

  •  Melt blending
  • Compounding
  • Additives incorporation

Characterization

  •  Molecular
  •  Mechanical
  • Thermal
  • Morphological
  • Biodegradability

Batch reactors (cc, 2L, 20L)

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Extrusion (up to 300kg/h)

All size extruders: from mini to pilot scale

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Molding equipments

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Thermosets formulation

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Characterization

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Contact

Leila Bonnaud
Scientific Leader

Publications / Patents

[1] High performance bio-based benzoxazine networks from resorcinol and hydroquinone, European Polymer Journal 75 (2016) 486–494

[2] High performance benzoxazine/CNT nanohybrid network – An easy and scalable way to combine attractive properties, European Polymer Journal 58 (2014) 218–225

[3] Effect of multiwall carbon nanotubes and their combination with silicone and phosphorous compounds to enhance epoxy electrical, thermal and fire properties, Proceedings of Engineering Against Failure , 1-7 (2015)

[4] CO2-blown microcellular non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) foams: from bio- and CO2-sourced monomers to potentially thermal insulating materials, Accepted in Green Chemistry, (2016), DOI: 10.1039/C5GC02723C

[5] Synthesis of oligo(butylene succinate)-based polyurethanes : influence of the chemical structure on thermal and mechanical properties, Journal Renew Materials, 2, 13-22 (2014)

[6] Reactive compatibilization of poly(L-lactide)/poly(butylene succinate) blends through polyester maleation : from materials to properties, Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, 63, 1724-1731 (2014)

[7] Using Nanosilica to Fine-Tune Morphology and Properties of Polyamide 6/Poly(propylene) Blends, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering., 321-322, pp90-94, (2012)

[8] A Convenient Route to High-Performance HDPE–CNT Conductive Nanocomposites by Control of Matrix Nucleation,   Chem. Phys. 213, pp. 2275−2281, (2012)

[9] Recent advances in production of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) nanocomposites: a versatile-method to tune crystallization properties of PLA, 1 (2), 71-81, Nanocomposites (2015)

[10] Structure/transport property relationships within nanoclay-filled polyurethane materials using polycaprolactone-based masterbatches, Composites Science Technology, 90, 74-81 (2014)