Orientation behavior of platelet-shaped fillers in plastic suspensions
The orientation behavior of fillers in polymer suspensions is extensively discussed in literature. Although, typical theories for predicting the filler orientation are deduced for fibrous and platelet-shaped fillers, validations have only taken place for fibers. Therefore, it was investigated, whether the existing models and the fiber-based parameters are suitable for platelet-shaped fillers, as well. The results show that the shape of filler – whether platelet-shaped or fibrous – strongly influences the interaction coefficient. This effect should be considered when predicting the orientation behavior to obtain more precise results.
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