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Title: Experimental study of extrusion and surface treatment of organo clay with PET nanocomposites
Authors: Tarverdi, K
Sontikaew, S
Keywords: PET nanocomposites;Compression moulding;Organoclay;Nanoclay dispersion;Tensile strength
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Annual Technical Conference, Society of Plastic Engineers, ANTEC 2008 ,Milwaukee, 4-10 May 2008
Abstract: The use of organoclay in polymers is expected to increase annually by about 5 percent. 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 ANTEC 2008 technical conference.
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