Porous cellulose acetate butyrate foams with a bimodal cell size distribution were produced using supercritical carbon dioxide as a blowing agent. It is demonstrated that the cell size distribution is tunable, due to the semi-crystalline nature of the polymer. The resulting morphology will either be homogeneous or bimodal, depending on the depressurization rate. Mercury intrusion porosimetry shows that the produced cellulose acetate butyrate foams possess an open cellular structure.
|Journal||Macromolecular Materials and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|