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Hybrid PVC/Wood-Flour Nanocomposites and Method of Manufacture

IntroductionThe Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) industry is moving towards using more petroleum-free components for WPC blends, while attempting to retain or improve performance of their products. Wood plastic composite products have strength and stiffness properties that are somewhere between plastic and wood, and do not offer mechanical performance similar...
Published: 10/8/2010   |   Inventor(s): Laurent Matuana, Abu Omar Faruk
Keywords(s): Composites, Coupling Agent, Nanoclay, Organoclay, Polymers, Polyvinyl Chloride Category(s): Chemicals, Materials

Nano-layered Silicates with High Chemical Reactivity

IntroductionThe smectite family of layered silicate minerals, the so-called "swelling clays," have theoretical surface areas of 700 meters per gram or larger. However, accessing this surface area for important materials applications such as catalysis, adsorption, and polymer-clay nanocomposite formation is not readily achievable; the elementary...