The outstanding ability of nanosilica to stabilize dispersions of Nylon 6 droplets in a polypropylene matrix (pages 1567–1579)
Leire Sangroniz, Marco Antonio Moncerrate, Vladimir A. De Amicis, Jordana K. Palacios, Mercedes Fernández, Antxon Santamaria, Johan J. Sánchez, Fouad Laoutid, Philippe Dubois and Alejandro J. Müller
Article first published online: 27 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23786
Nanosilica particles are excellent morphological stabilizers, effective in preventing coalescence regardless of the processing or post-processing technique involved. The silica nanoparticles create a rigid barrier along PP-PA interface that promotes a reduction in the droplet size and polydispersity. The increment in the non-linearity parameter Q measured under LAOS conditions evidences the interactions between nanosilica particles and the blend components.