Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites


Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites

M. Ramesh, M. Tamil Selvan, P. Hariprasad, D. Ashok Kumar

Polymers play a vital role in material science; they have been utilised for more than a century. Cosmetics, geotextiles, aircraft, and automobiles are just a few of the sectors that employ polypropylene. The addition of appropriate clay, can improve the mechanical and barrier characteristics of the material. This chapter deals with various types of fabrication as extrusion process by using twin screw extruder, solution blending method, melt-blending method, in-situ polymerization method, direct melt compounding, ultra sound-aided extrusion and master batch dilution. To characterize the polypropylene/clay nano composites by different property such as mechanical, thermal, tribological, optical, viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity, creep failure, hygrothermal, rheological and morphological.

Polypropylene, Clay, Nanocomposites, Properties, Characterization

Published online , 30 pages

Citation: M. Ramesh, M. Tamil Selvan, P. Hariprasad, D. Ashok Kumar, Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 129, pp 203-232, 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644902035-9

Part of the book on Advanced Applications of Micro and Nano Clay II

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