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Reinforced polyethylene/clay nanocomposites: influence of different silane
Author(s): Ming Yin; Liying Zhang; Xuelong Chen; Xiao Hu
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Paper Abstract

Montmorillonite (MMT) was first cation exchanged by cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) and then treated by short chain silane (methyltrimethoxylsilane) or different amount of long chain silane (dodecyltrimethoxylsilane). High density polyethylene (HDPE)/clay nanocomposites were prepared through twin screw extruder using these silane modified clays without any compatibilizer. Thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) proved the successful grafting of silanes onto clay. The effects of the chain length and content of the silanes on the dispersion state of clay and properties of the composites were studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope (TEM), mechanical tests, creep tests and so on. The results indicate that the grafting of long chain silanes at higher content could improve the compatibility between clay and PE, thus more efficiently enhancing mechanical and creep properties of the composites than other silane treated clays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9302, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014, 93023A (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084894
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Ming Yin, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Liying Zhang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Xuelong Chen, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Xiao Hu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9302:
International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014
Chenggen Quan; Kemao Qian; Anand Asundi; Fook Siong Chau, Editor(s)

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