Preparation and characterization of polyethylene based nanocomposites for potential applications in packaging
thesisposted on 26.06.2015, 09:02 by Yasir Q. Gill
The objective of my work was to develop HDPE clay nanocomposites for packaging with superior barrier (gas and water) properties by economical processing technique. This work also represents a comparative study of thermoplastic nanocomposites for packaging based on linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and Nylon12. In this study properties and processing of a series of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and Nylon 12 nanocomposites based on Na-MMT clay and two different aspect ratio grades of kaolinite clay are discussed. [Continues.]
- Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
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NotesA Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
High density polyethylene (HDPE)Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)Nylo12KaolinSodium montmorillonite (Na-MMT)Multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT)Carbon black (CB)Graphene oxide (GO)Xray diffraction (XRD)Transmission electron microscope (TEM)Scanning electron microscope (SEM)RheologyMelt flow singularityWater vapour transmission rate (WVTR)Oxygen transmission rate (O2TR)Nanocomposites.