Thermoplastic-Based Sulphur Nanocomposites

March 25, 2020

Brief

Lowers manufacturing cost while maintaining desirable physical properties

Technology Overview

Thermoplastic, also known as thermosoftening plastic, is a polymer that becomes pliable or moldable above a specific temperature, and returns to a solid state upon cooling. The developed thermoplastic sulfur-polymer composite is comprised of a thermoplastic polymer, such as polyethylene and polystyrene, and a sulfur element. The thermoplastic polymer is a polymer matrix with the sulfur filler is dispersed in the polymer matrix.