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Process Monitoring of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites Compounding Using Dielectric, Optical Transmission and Fluorescence Measurements

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Author(s)

Anthony J. Bur, T Y. Lee, S C. Roth, P R. Start

Abstract

A family of nylons, nylon 6, 11 and 12, have been compounded with organo modified clays using a twin screw extruder that was instrumented with dielectric and optical sensors. The sensors were positioned in a slit die that was attached to the end of the extruder. Dielectric, optical transmission and fluorescence measurements provided a wealth of data that were the basis for extent of exfoliation models. The models yield quantitative exfoliation scales that characterize the amount of clay exfoliation that occurs during compounding.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings | Polymer Processing Society Meeting
Conference Dates
August 1, 2005
Conference Location
Quebec, 1, CA
Conference Title
Polymer Processing Society Meeting

Keywords

clay exfoliation, dielectric, nylon, optical transmission, polymer processing, polymer/clay composites, process monitorin

Citation

Bur, A. , Lee, T. , Roth, S. and Start, P. (2008), Process Monitoring of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites Compounding Using Dielectric, Optical Transmission and Fluorescence Measurements, Proceedings | Polymer Processing Society Meeting, Quebec, 1, CA (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created October 16, 2008