Structure-property relationship of melt intercalated maleated polyethylene nanocomposites

Reddy, M, Gupta, R, Bhattacharya, S and Parthasarathy, R 2007, 'Structure-property relationship of melt intercalated maleated polyethylene nanocomposites', Korea-Australia Rheology Journal, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 133-139.

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Title Structure-property relationship of melt intercalated maleated polyethylene nanocomposites
Author(s) Reddy, M
Gupta, R
Bhattacharya, S
Parthasarathy, R
Year 2007
Journal name Korea-Australia Rheology Journal
Volume number 19
Issue number 3
Start page 133
End page 139
Total pages 6
Publisher Korean Society Of Rheology
Abstract Low density polyethylene nanocomposites were prepared by melt intercalating maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene and montmorillonite clay. It has been found that maleic anhydride has promoted strong interactions between polyethylene and montmorillonite, leading to the homogeneous dispersion of clay layers. Rheological experiments revealed that prepared nanocomposites exhibited shear thinning behaviour. Polyethylene nanocomposites exhibited an increase in steady shear viscosities compared to virgin polyethylene owing to strong polymer clay interactions. The tensile strength of nanocomposites was improved but elongation at break decreased considerably. Also, barrier properties improved significantly with montmorillonite content.
Subject Composite and Hybrid Materials
Copyright notice © 2007 by The Korean Society of Rheology
ISSN 1226-119X
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