Multi-walled carbon-nanotubes (MWCNTs) were melt-mixed with three different thermoplastic matrices (polypropylene, PP, polycarbonate, PC, and thermoplastic polyurethane, TPU) to produce nanocomposites with three different filler contents (1, 3, and 5 wt.%). Initial nanocomposite blends (in the shape of pellets) were tested under differential scanning calorimetry to evaluate the effect of the melt mixing stage. Nanocomposite samples were produced by compression moulding in a laboratory-scale system, and were tested with quasi-static (bending, indentation), and dynamic mechanical tests as well as with friction tests. The results showed the effect of the filler content on the mechanical and functional properties of the nanocomposites. Compression moulding appeared to be a valuable solution to manufacture thermoplastic nanocomposites when injection moulding leads to loss of performance. MWCNT-filled thermoplastics could be used also for structural and functional uses despite, the present predominance of electrical applications.
Quadrini, F., Bellisario, D., Santo, L., Stan, F., & Catalin, F. (2017). Compression moulding of thermoplastic nanocomposites filled with MWCNT. POLYMERS & POLYMER COMPOSITES, 25(8), 611-620.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Quadrini, F., Bellisario, D., Santo, L., Stan, F., & Catalin, F. (2017). Compression moulding of thermoplastic nanocomposites filled with MWCNT. POLYMERS & POLYMER COMPOSITES, 25(8), 611-620.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-IND/16 - Tecnologie e Sistemi di Lavorazione|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Titolo:||Compression moulding of thermoplastic nanocomposites filled with MWCNT|
|Autori:||Quadrini, F; Bellisario, D; Santo, L; Stan, F; Catalin, F|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|