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

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