Development of Novel LDPE Clay Nanocomposites
LDPE composites/ nanocomposites based on kaolinite and montmorillonite were prepared by melt mixing the polymer with two novel commercial masterbatches containing these two different clays. The morphological study showed that kaolinitic clay achieved a higher degree of dispersion/ exfoliation compared to montmorillonite. Kaolinite based nanocomposites presented also better thermal, mechanical and oxygen barrier properties with respect to the sample with montmorillonite.
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