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