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Effect of compatibilizer type on properties of 70:30 polyamide 6/polypropylene/MMT nanocomposites

Hassan, Azman and Othman, Norhayani and Rahmat, Abdul Razak and Wahit, Mat Uzir (2007) Effect of compatibilizer type on properties of 70:30 polyamide 6/polypropylene/MMT nanocomposites. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 56 (9). pp. 893-909.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00914030601123377

Abstract

PA6/PP nanocomposites with either polyethylene octene elastomer grafted maleic anhydride (POEgMAH) or PP grafted maleic anhydride (PPgMAH) as compatibilizer were prepared using co-rotating twin-screw extruder followed by injection molding. The mechanical and microstructural properties of the composites were investigated by means of tensile, flexural, and impact testing and by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used to characterize the formation of nanocomposites. The result indicated that the miscibility of PA6/PP nanocomposites was improved with the addition of POEgMAH and PPgMAH. The impact strength of PA6/PP nanocomposite with POEgMAH increased about 5 times higher than uncompatibilized composite. Increment in tensile properties was observed when PPgMAH was used as compatibilizer. XRD results revealed that PA6/PP nanocomposites were successfully formed. Uniform dispersion of PP in matrix were observed through SEM, which showed the improvement of the compatibility between polymers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Compatibilizers, nanocomposites, polyamide-6, polypropylene
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:7220
Deposited By: Maznira Sylvia Azra Mansor
Deposited On:01 Jan 2009 04:47
Last Modified:01 Jan 2009 04:47

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