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Thermal degradation of ethylene–vinyl acetate coplymer nanocomposites
Abstract The degradation pathway of ethylene–vinyl acetate copolymers and their nanocomposites is investigated using TGA/FT-IR, TGA, GC–MS, cone calorimetry and UV techniques to determine if theExpand
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Poly(methyl methacrylate), polypropylene and polyethylene nanocomposite formation by melt blending using novel polymerically-modified clays
Two new organically-modified clays that contain an oligomeric styrene or methacrylate have been prepared and used to produce nanocomposites of poly(methyl methacryate), polypropylene andExpand
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Fire properties of styrenic polymer–clay nanocomposites based on an oligomerically-modified clay
Abstract An oligomerically-modified clay has been used to fabricate nanocomposites with styrenic polymers, such as polystyrene, high-impacted polystyrene, poly(styrene- co -acrylonitrile) andExpand
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Dramatic improvements in toughness in poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanocomposites.
Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG), a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer, is dramatically toughened by adding small amounts of surface modified clay nanoparticles. The elongation during tensileExpand
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Polystyrene nanocomposites based on an oligomerically-modified clay containing maleic anhydride
An oligomerically-modified clay containing maleic anhydride was used to prepare polystyrene-clay nanocomposites by melt blending and the effect of this modified clay on the thermal stability and fireExpand
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Polystyrene nanocomposites based on carbazole-containing surfactants
New organically-modified clays containing a carbazole unit were prepared and the number of long alkyl chains on the surfactant was varied. The clay was used to prepare polystyrene nanocomposites byExpand
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Thermal and Flame Properties of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Nanocomposites Based on an Oligomerically–Modified Clay
An oligomerically-modified clay was made using a surfactant which is the ammonium salt of an oligomer. The newly modified clay contains 37.5% inorganic clay and 62.5% oligomer. Polyethylene andExpand
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