Morphology and mechanical properties of polylactide nanocomposite: A comparative study

Ibrahim, N, Jollands, M and Parthasarathy, R 2011, 'Morphology and mechanical properties of polylactide nanocomposite: A comparative study', in R.Bouhfid, A Qaisse, K.Benmoussa, B. Drissi, M.Bakkory, M. Bousima (ed.) 27th World Congress of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), Marrakech, Morocco, 10 -14 May, 2011, pp. 1-6.


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Title Morphology and mechanical properties of polylactide nanocomposite: A comparative study
Author(s) Ibrahim, N
Jollands, M
Parthasarathy, R
Year 2011
Conference name 27th Annual Meeting of The Polymer Processing Society (PPS27)
Conference location Marrakech, Morocco
Conference dates 10 -14 May, 2011
Proceedings title 27th World Congress of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS)
Editor(s) R.Bouhfid, A Qaisse, K.Benmoussa, B. Drissi, M.Bakkory, M. Bousima
Publisher Imprimerie Lawne
Place of publication Rabat, Morocco
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Abstract In this work, the influence of processing conditions on the mechanical properties is investigated with respect to degree of dispersion of layered silicate in a biodegradable polymer matrix. Polylactide (PLA) with 2% (w/w) organically modified montmorillonite (MMT) were prepared using the melt intercalation technique in an internal mixer. In order to optimise processing conditions; mixing time, mixing temperature and mixing speed were changed, leading to different degrees of dispersion. The morphology as well as mechanical properties of the materials prepared were characterised by use of transmission electron microscope (TEM), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and mechanical tests. Understanding the influence of processing conditions and the relationship between the degree of dispersion and the mechanical properties is needed for improving nanocomposite exfoliation/dispersion.
Subjects Composite and Hybrid Materials
Polymers and Plastics
ISBN 9789954520048
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