Title

Nanocomposites Based on Poly (ε-Caprolactone) (PCL)/Clay Hybrid: Polystyrene, High Impact Polystyrene, ABS, Polypropylene and Polyethylene

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Source Publication

Polymer Degradation and Stability

Source ISSN

0141-3910

Abstract

Nanocomposites of polystyrene, high impact polystyrene, acrylonitrile–butadiene–styrene terploymer, polypropylene and polyethylene have been prepared using an organically-modified clay that contains polycaprolactone—PCL-modified clay. Depending upon the mode of preparation of the PCL-modified clay, all three types of nanocomposites, immiscible, intercalated and exfoliated, may be produced. The materials have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, cone calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, and the evaluation of mechanical properties.

Comments

Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 82, No. 3 (2003): 441-450. DOI.