Effect of the compatibilizer on clay dispersion in polypropylene/clay nanocomposites

Sedigheh Bagheri-Kazemabad, Alireza Khavandi, Daniel Fox, Yanhui Chen, Hongzhou Zhang, Biqiong Chen

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Abstract

Polypropylene (PP)/clay nanocomposites were prepared via a melt mixing technique. Two types of compatibilizers, namely poly (ethyleneco-octene) (EOC-g-MA) and polypropylene grafted maleic anhydride (PP-g-MA), were selected to facilitate the nanocomposite formation. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy in conjunction with rheological analysis were used for studying the dispersion state of clay layers in these nanocomposites. The results showed with the introduction of EOC-g-MA to PP/clay, clay was dispersed better than the presence of PP-g-MA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManufacturing Science and Technology III
Pages847-850
Number of pages4
Volume622
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2012 - New Delhi, India
Duration: 18 Aug 201219 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume622
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2012 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2012
CountryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period18/08/201219/08/2012

Keywords

  • Clay
  • Compatibilizer
  • Nanocomposite
  • Polypropylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Bagheri-Kazemabad, S., Khavandi, A., Fox, D., Chen, Y., Zhang, H., & Chen, B. (2013). Effect of the compatibilizer on clay dispersion in polypropylene/clay nanocomposites. In Manufacturing Science and Technology III (Vol. 622, pp. 847-850). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 622). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.622-623.847