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Morphology and Properties of Nylon 6 Blown Films Reinforced with Different Weight Percentage of Nanoclay Additives
International Journal of Polymer Science (2012)
  • Raghavendra R Hegde, Dr
Abstract

This article presents the effect of increasing weight percentage natural nanoclay additives on the structure, morphology and mechanical properties of nylon-6-blown films. Combination of X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis and microscopy were used to determine nanocomposite film morphology. The nanoclay additives in the films act as nucleating agent facilitates γ-crystalline forms and results in fine grained spherulite with smaller lamellar size. Increase in tensile, burst, and tear strength is observed for films with up to 5% clay loading. Even though microscale property like tensile and tear strength drops at higher add on levels, near-surface nanoscale hardness and toughness of the film keep on increasing. There is a direct correlation between nanoclay additive add on level and increase in surface energy and wetting behavior of films.

Keywords
  • nanoclay,
  • nanocomposite,
  • Nylon 6 Blown Films
Publication Date
Winter February 9, 2012
Citation Information
Raghavendra R. Hegde, Gajanan S. Bhat, and Bhushan Deshpande, “Morphology and Properties of Nylon 6 Blown Films Reinforced with Different Weight Percentage of Nanoclay Additives,” International Journal of Polymer Science, vol. 2012, Article ID 959035, 14 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/959035