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Asphaltenes-based polymer nano-composites

United States Patent

December 17, 2013
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Inventive composite materials are provided. The composite is preferably a nano-composite, and comprises an asphaltene, or a mixture of asphaltenes, blended with a polymer. The polymer can be any polymer in need of altered properties, including those selected from the group consisting of epoxies, acrylics, urethanes, silicones, cyanoacrylates, vulcanized rubber, phenol-formaldehyde, melamine-formaldehyde, urea-formaldehyde, imides, esters, cyanate esters, allyl resins.
Bowen, III; Daniel E. (Olathe, KS)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
13/ 422,792
March 16, 2012
GOVERNMENT FUNDING The present invention was developed with support from the U.S. government under a contract with the United States Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-NA0000622. Accordingly, the U.S. government has certain rights in the present invention.