High Throughput Methods for Rapidly Developing Additive Filled Polymers
Rick D. Davis, Jeffrey W. Gilman, Marc R. Nyden, John R. Shields, Richard H. Harris Jr., W Demory
The high throughput mindset has been our approach to rapidly synthesize, characterize, and analyze additive filled polymers. For example, rather than taking a week to extrude polystyrene strands with 0% to 10% integer amounts of organically modified clay (om-clay), measuring the om-clay content, and measuring the modulus of the polymer nanocomposites, we obtained the same results in less than 2 days! This manuscript and presentation will be an overview of our current high throughput synthesis, characterization, and analysis methods, which include gradient extrusion and in-line extruder sensors.
dielectric, extrusion, flammability, gradient, high throughput, polymer