Performance of chemical resistance of weave glass fiber reel (WGFR) reinforced clay/polyester nanocomposites were fabricated to assess the influ- ence of modified MMT (i.e.montmorillonite) clay. Research focused on two systems namely (a)polyester filled with clay and (b)reinforced with WGFR/ polyester filled with clay are studied at different clay loadings 0, 2, 3, 5, & 12 wt. % respectively. The nanoclay was dispersed by high speed mechanical shearing with the aid of the in situ polymerization.A9 vol. % of weave glass fiber cut in to 20 mm length to prepare composites by hand lay-up method. All the samples were pre-weighed and dipped in the chemicals about 24 hrs and again weighed to find out change in %age of loss/gain of the samples. Nanocomposites exhibited good resistance to attack of all chemicals except sodium carbonate.
A. M Kumar, G Reddy, R., Nanjunda, R. B. H., Mohana, Y. V., Liu, Q., Zhang, Y., Wang, Q., Song, H., Yao, S., and Zahmatkesh, S., “Polyester nanocomposites: Effect of hydrophilic clay on chemical resistance”, composites, vol. 5, p. 10, 2011.