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Title MWCNT/Hectorite hybrid filled acrylonitrile butadiene rubber/ethylene-co-vinyl acetate blend nanocomposites: preparation and properties
Date 01.09.2017
Number 53801
Abstract Multiwalled carbon nanotube/hectorite hybrid filler (HMH) was prepared by simple dry grinding method. It was subsequently used for the reinforcement of technologically compatible acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR)/ ethylene-co-vinyl acetate (EVA) blend through solution intercalation method. Analysis of the prepared blend nanocomposites confirms homogeneous dispersion of the constituent fillers in the polymer matrix and significant interaction between two types of constituent fillers. Mechanical properties of NBR/EVA blend are significantly improved with HMH content up to 4 wt.% followed by reversion. Maximum improvement observed in tensile strength, elongation at break and toughness are 106%, 37% and 171% respectively without significant rise in Young’s modulus. Results also show best dynamic mechanical and dielectric response at 4 wt.% and 3 wt.% HMH content respectively. Enhanced mechanical, dynamic mechanical and dielectric properties of the blend nanocomposites attained may be attributed to fair degree of compatibility between the two polymer matrices, homogeneous dispersion of fillers and improved polymer-filler interaction.
Publisher Journal of Polymer Research
Identifier 0
Citation Journal of Polymer Research 24 (2017) ID150
Authors Bhuyan, B. ; Srivastava, S. K. ; Pionteck, J.
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