Design and Characterization of Waterborne Polyurethane-Urea based Nanocomposites for 3D Printing

Supervised by:
  1. Aitor Arbelaiz Garmendia Director
  2. Arantxa Eceiza Mendiguren Director

Defence university: Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Fecha de defensa: 09 December 2021

  1. Rafael Antonio Balart Gimeno Chair
  2. Cristina Peña Rodríguez Secretary
  3. Arantzazu Santamaria Echart Committee member
  4. Reza Hosseinpourpia Committee member
  5. Nagore Gabilondo Lopez Committee member
  1. Ingeniería Química y del Medio Ambiente

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 156704 DIALNET lock_openADDI editor


Polyurethane-ureas are very versatile polymers that can be process in many ways and used in an extremely wide field of applications. At the same time, 3D printing offers the opportunity to make one on one personalized designs, a quality remarkably beneficial for the biomedical field. In this work, the use of a waterborne polyurethane-urea synthesized for its used in 3D printing is studied. The addition of different nanoentities is analyzed, such as cellulose nanofibers, carboxylated nanofibers, graphene oxide, graphene and natural extracts and their effect on the printability and properties of the materials is assessed. The potential of these nanocomposites for two 3D printing methods is analyzed, namely fused deposition modeling and direct ink writing.