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Title: Experimental study of extrusion and surface treatment of organo clay with PET nano-composites
Authors: Tarverdi, K
Sontikaew, S
Allan, P
Keywords: Recycling;PET;Extrusion;Nanocomposites;Polymer modifications
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Polymer Process Engineering 09 (PPE09), University of Bradford: 160 - 172, 27 - 28 Oct 2009
Abstract: Inclusion of organoclay in engineering polymers is increase annually and this trend will continue for the foreseeable future despite the economic downturn. This paper describes melt blending techniques using PET nanocomposites containing commercially available organoclays with different percentage of surfactant coatings. This paper will also evaluate the morphology and mechanical properties of the composites using a range of techniques like, scanning electron microscopy, melt rheology and thermal analysis. Comparisons will be made between properties of amorphous and semi crystalline films in terms of surfactant used and material properties. It will be demonstrated that the quantity of surfactant used with the organoclays can significantly affect dispersion and properties of composites produced.
Description: This article was submitted to and presented at the Polymer Process Engineering 2009 conference.
ISBN: 978-1-85143-262-2
Appears in Collections:Materials Engineering
Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing

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