New high-quality mined nanomaterials mass produced for plastic and wood-plastic nanocomposites: General overview

Mika Paajanen, R. Benavides, S. Olsen, O. Rodriguez, A. Aguilar, L.o Bellomo, R. Poppi, F. Ruiz, B. Zamudio, M. Nieble, Satu Pasanen, Eetta Saarimäki, Hannu Minkkinen, J. Bocanegra, C. Tena, G. Deluna, J.-M. Martinez, M. Miseljic, G. Morales, C. Espinoza-GonzalezI. Yanez, M. Roman, G. Gonzalez, E. Herrera, E. Orrantia, D. Glossman-Mitnik, A. Carfagnini, R. Battelli

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Abstract

A process to produce nanoparticle of ZnO, Mg(OH)2 and Ag in large scale utilizing already available processes and raw materials in mining industry was developed. The nanoparticles were functionalized and mixed with polypropylene and polystyrene plastics and polyvinylchloride-wood composites in order to improve their UV protection, fire retardancy and antimicrobial/fungal properties. Additionally a life cycle analysis was performed to study the environmental effects related to the nanoparticle production and the effects were compared to the use of conventional additives in plastics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstract
Subtitle of host publicationVI International Conference on Surfaces, Materials and Vacuum
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventVI International Conference on Surfaces, Materials and Vacuum - Mérida, Mexico
Duration: 23 Sep 201327 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceVI International Conference on Surfaces, Materials and Vacuum
CountryMexico
CityMérida
Period23/09/1327/09/13

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Keywords

  • mining
  • nanoparticle
  • magnesium dihydroxide
  • MDH
  • zinc oxide
  • ZnO
  • plastic
  • polypropylene
  • UV
  • stabilization
  • nanocomposite
  • flame retardancy
  • antimicrobial

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Paajanen, M., Benavides, R., Olsen, S., Rodriguez, O., Aguilar, A., Bellomo, L. O., Poppi, R., Ruiz, F., Zamudio, B., Nieble, M., Pasanen, S., Saarimäki, E., Minkkinen, H., Bocanegra, J., Tena, C., Deluna, G., Martinez, J-M., Miseljic, M., Morales, G., ... Battelli, R. (2013). New high-quality mined nanomaterials mass produced for plastic and wood-plastic nanocomposites: General overview. In Abstract: VI International Conference on Surfaces, Materials and Vacuum