A critical review on the manufacturing processes in relation to the properties of nanoclay/polymer composites

Albdiry, M. T. and Yousif, B. F. and Ku, H. and Lau, K. T. (2013) A critical review on the manufacturing processes in relation to the properties of nanoclay/polymer composites. Journal of Composite Materials, 47 (9). pp. 1093-1115. ISSN 0021-9983


Nanoclay/polymer composites can be prepared by various processing techniques such as solution process, in-situ polymerization, and melt blending. It is found that each technique has an influence on the final characteristics and properties of the composites. In this study, different processing techniques are reviewed in order to study the relationship between these techniques and the final characteristics and properties of nanoclay/polymer composites, i.e., the final structure formation, rheological perfection, thermomechanical and thermal properties. Thermodynamic and physical properties such as glass transition temperature (Tg), equilibrium melting point (Tm) and crystallization temperature are also discussed. Moreover, the effect of ‘nano-filler’ on crystallinity phases of polymeric resin from a processing technique perspective is briefly reviewed to clarify the role of polymer-nanoclay interactions and nanoclay dispersion on the elastic-viscoelastic behaviour of composites. The current review concluded that altering processing technique (type and parameters) is highly influenced the final nanostructure morphology as well as the thermodynamic and mechanical properties of nanoclay/polymer composites.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s). Published online 3 June 2012. Permanent restricted access to published version.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2012 05:05
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 03:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: nanoclay/polymer composites; processing techniques; structure formation; mechanical properties
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091006 Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles)
10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100708 Nanomaterials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0021998312445592
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20640

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