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Publikācija: Polypropylene and Organoclay Nanocomposite Mechanical Properities

Publication Type Conference paper
Funding for basic activity EU Structural Funds
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Polypropylene and Organoclay Nanocomposite Mechanical Properities
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.1. Construction and transportation engineering
Research platform Materials, Processes, and Technologies
Authors Madara Žiganova
Ivans Bočkovs
Remo Merijs-Meri
Jānis Zicāns
Tatjana Ivanova
A.K. Bledzki
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Abstract Nanocomposites based on layered inorganic compounds such as clays are in widely used owing to their high mechanical strength and good thermal resistance. Nanoparticles have an extremely high surface-to-volume ratio, which dramatically changes their properties when compared with their bulk-sized particles. Nanocomposites show improvement in mechanical properties (flexular strength, tensile strength, stiffness, and toughness). However, clay particles are polar, but most of the thermoplastic polymers, including polypropylene, are non-polar. Using a maleic anhydride compatibilizer can increase compatibility between the polar fibre and the nonpolar matrix, leading to improved functional properties of the composite material. The investigated maleic anhydride compatibilizer modified polypropylene composites possess increased tensile strength and Young’s modulus.
Reference Varkale, M., Bočkovs, I., Merijs-Meri, R., Zicāns, J., Ivanova, T., Bledzki, A. Polypropylene and Organoclay Nanocomposite Mechanical Properities. In: Baltic Polymers Symposium 2019: Programme and Proceedings, Lithuania, Viļņa, 18-20 September, 2019. Vilnius: 2019, pp.51-51.
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