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Effect of polarity and elongational flow on the morphology and properties of a new nanobiocomposite

  • Autori: LA MANTIA, F.; Ceraulo, M.; Mistretta, M.; Suters, F.; Ascione, L.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
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Nanocomposites are a new class of biodegradable polymer materials with an ultrafine phase dispersion of the order of a few nanometers in a biodegradable polymer matrix that shows very interesting properties often very different from those of conventional filled polymers. In this work the effect of the polarity of the organomodified montmorillonite and of the elongational flow on the morphology and the rheological and mechanical properties of a new nanobiocomposite having as a matrix a biodegradable copolyester based bland has been investigated. The morphology of the nanocomposite with the more polar organomodified clay shows a more exfoliated morphology due to the major compatibility with the polyester of the matrix. This morphology leads to better mechanical properties. The same effect is given by the elongational flow applied to the two samples during the spinning test. The elongational flow induces a more relevant exfoliation in this samples due to the action of the gradient velocity on the platelets of the organomodified clay.