(459g) Thermoforming of Hybrid Green Biocomposite from Bioplastic “Polyhydroxybutyrate-Co-Valerate”, Wood Fiber and Talc

Authors: 
Singh, S. - Presenter, Michigan State University
Mohanty, A. K. - Presenter, University of Guelph
Singh, S. P. - Presenter, Michigan State University
Pourboghrat, F. - Presenter, Michigan State University
Misra, M. - Presenter, University of Guelph


A fixed composition of polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate, maple wood fiber and talc were extruded and pelletized. A perform sheet out of these pellets were fabricated using compression molding technique and these sheets were thermoformed/ draped in to a dome shaped article. These articles were tested for their structural integrity.