Optimising processing conditions of PLA nanocomposites using response surface methodology

Ibrahim, N, Jollands, M and Parthasarathy, R 2017, 'Optimising processing conditions of PLA nanocomposites using response surface methodology', Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, vol. 25, no. S, pp. 63-72.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Optimising processing conditions of PLA nanocomposites using response surface methodology
Author(s) Ibrahim, N
Jollands, M
Parthasarathy, R
Year 2017
Journal name Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology
Volume number 25
Issue number S
Start page 63
End page 72
Total pages 10
Publisher Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Abstract Numerous studies of polylactide nanocomposites have been conducted. However, the role and importance of processing conditions is the subject of very few papers. In this work, polylactide and a constant amount (2 %w/w) of organoclay Cloisite® 30B via melt intercalation technique were produced. It is generally believed that maximum benefits are achieved when organoclay is well dispersed in PLA matrix. Experimental design was carried out based on Box-Behnken methods, a response surface methodology (RSM) well suited to the goal of process optimisation. Three levels of processing temperature, rotor speed and mixing time were chosen in this study. The response was Young's modulus. The interaction effects with the most influence on the Young's modulus of these PLA/organoclay nanocomposites are temperature and speed. Understanding the influence of processing conditions on the mechanical properties is needed for improving nanocomposites properties.
Subject Composite and Hybrid Materials
Polymers and Plastics
Keyword(s) Nanocomposite
polylactide polymer
organoclay
melt intercalation
property optimisation
ISSN 0128-7680
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