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Polyester nanocomposites: Effect of hydrophilic clay on chemical resistance

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : composites

Source : composites, Volume 5, p.10 (2011)

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Campus : Bengaluru

School : School of Engineering

Department : Chemistry

Year : 2011

Abstract : 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, amp; 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.

Cite this Research Publication : A. M Kumar, G Reddy, R., Reddy, B. H. N., 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.

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