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PHB (Polyhyroxybutyrate)

Description

General

Polyhyroxybutyrate (PHB) is a biomaterial synthesised by microorganisms. The substrate is a carbon containing substance like glucose, sucrose or starch. In practice potatoes, maize, rice etc. is the feedstock. PHB is produced by Biomer, Copersucar and Metabolix

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
1 % Idemat 2003
%

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
MPa
MPa
MPa
1250 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
6 % Idemat 2003
MPa
35 60 J/cm Idemat 2003
MPa
15 40 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
400 1750 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
-10 15 °C Idemat 2003
169 172 °C Idemat 2003
-30 120 °C Idemat 2003
J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg
Idemat 1998

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