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Toughening Polyamide 6 Nanocomposites With Maleic Anhydride Grafted Polyethylene Octene

Wahit, Mat Uzir and Hassan, Azman and Koay, Yee Farn and Othman, Norhayani and Mokhtar, Munirah (2006) Toughening Polyamide 6 Nanocomposites With Maleic Anhydride Grafted Polyethylene Octene. In: VIth National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2006, 13-14 December 2006,, Subang Jaya. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Rubber toughened nanocomposites consisting of ternary blends of polyamide 6 (PA 6), maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene octene (POEgMAH) and organoclay montmorillonite (MMT) were prepared by melt compounding followed by injection moulding. The organoclay content was kept constant at 4 wt% while the POEgMAH content was varied between 5 to 20 wt%. The mechanical properties were studied through tensile, flexural and impact properties. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to examine the morphology of the nanocomposties. The results showed that, the incorporation of 4 wt% organoclay significantly increased the stiffness and strength but at the expense of the toughness. Izod impact measurement indicated that the addition of POEgMAH led to a significant improvement in the impact strength of the nanocomposites. X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) revealed that an intercalation organoclay silicate layer structure was formed in rubber-toughened PA6 nanocomposites. SEM study revealed a two-phase morphology where POE, as droplets was dispersed finely and uniformly in the PA6 matrix.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:3449
Deposited By: Dr Abdul Razak Rahmat
Deposited On:25 May 2007 08:45
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:09

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