Structure and Thermomechanical Evaluation of Melt Processed Organoclay/ABS/PC Nanocomposites

Authors

  • M. I. Triantou,

    1. Polymer Technology Lab., School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytechniou 9, Zographou, GR 15780, Athens, Greece
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  • P. A. Tarantili

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    1. Polymer Technology Lab., School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytechniou 9, Zographou, GR 15780, Athens, Greece
    • Polymer Technology Lab., School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytechniou 9, Zographou, GR 15780, Athens, Greece.
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Abstract

Summary: In this work, blends of ABS and PC with various compositions were processed by melt compounding in a twin screw extruder and the obtained samples were studied in terms of structure and thermomechanical properties. The effect of incorporation of organically modified montmorillonite (OMMT) nanoparticles on the above properties was also investigated. The addition of PC improves the thermal degradation resistance and tensile properties of ABS. The incorporation of OMMT into ABS/PC mixtures alters the thermal degradation mechanism for blends containing more than 50% PC and further improves the tensile properties and especially the modulus of elasticity.

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