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Effect of POLYURETHANE/NANO-SiO2 Composites Coating on Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene Film
(2011)
  • Yern Chee Ching
Abstract

Polyethylene (PE) film was coated with polyurethane/nanosilica composite layer using rod Mayer process. The polyurethane/nanosilica system was prepared by dispersing nanosilica powder into solvent borne polyurethane (PU) binder under vigorous stirring. The silica nanoparticle used has an average diameter of 16 nm, and their weight fraction were varied from 0 % to 14 %. Two different thicknesses of the PU/nanosilica coating layer were fabricated which were about 4 μm and 8 μm. The structure and thermal mechanical features of the nanocomposite coated PE film were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA), thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) as well as tensile tests. The results showed that thin layer coating of the PU/nanosilica composite reduced tensile strength of PE substrate slightly. However, the nanocomposite coating of up to 8 μm reduced the elongation % of PE substrate significantly. PU/nanosilica composite coating layer increased the tensile modulus and stiffness of PE substrate. There was no influence of the PU/nanosilica composite coating to the thermal degradation rate of PE film.

Keywords
  • Nanosilica,
  • polyurethane,
  • nanocomposite,
  • coating
Publication Date
2011
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Citation Information
Yern Chee Ching. "Effect of POLYURETHANE/NANO-SiO2 Composites Coating on Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene Film" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yernchee_ching/7/