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Effect of Organoclay Mixture on the Rheological Properties of ABS-Clay Nanocomposites



Summary: In this work, poly(acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) (ABS) and different organically modified montmorillonite clay nanocomposites were prepared by melt intercalation in a co-rotating twin screw extruder. The influence of the screw torque during processing and of the mixture of the modified organoclays in the intercalation/exfoliation of the clay in the polymeric matrix was evaluated through low angle X-ray diffraction range and capillary and parallel plate-plate rheometry.