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Zaštita materijala
2014, vol. 55, iss. 2, pp. 127-132
article language: English
document type: Review Paper
published on: 13/05/2015
doi: 10.5937/ZasMat1402127L
Organoclay-polymer nanocomposites
aDepartment of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
bCollege of Vocational Studies Belgrade Polytechnic, Belgrade
cUniversity of Belgrade, Technical Faculty, Bor
dUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy

Abstract

The properties of polymer nanocomposites exceed the properties of common composite materials due to the nanoscale size and morphology of the fillers used. Particulate fillersare commonly used in polymers forimproved mechanical and thermal properties, as well as modified electrical properties and cost reduction. Organically modified layered clays, such asmontmorillonite, are among the most widely used fillers for the improvement of polymer matrices. Presented in this review are some of the most studied clay nanocomposites including clay-polyolefin, clay-polyester and clay-thermoplastic polyurethanenanocomposites. Additionally, the properties of clay-biopolymers nanocomposites will also be discussed.

Keywords

organically modified clays; montmorillonite; polymers; nanocomposites; properties

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