Kikku Fukushima Winkler - Nanocomposites of PLA and PCL based on montmorillonites and sepiolite

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K. Fukushima, D. Tabuani, G. Camino. Materials Science and Engineering C, 29, 1433 - 1441,(2009).


  PLA   and PCL nanocomposites prepared by adding two organically   modified montmorillonites and one sepiolite were obtained by melt   blending. Materials were characterized by Wide Angle X-ray   analysis (WAXS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission   Electron Microscopy (TEM), Differential Scanning Calorimetry   (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Dynamic-Mechanical   Thermal Analysis (DMTA).


  All   clays showed a good dispersion level with both polymeric   matrices, whilst the highest thermomechanical improvements were   reached depending on type of clay. These improvements were   considerably higher in the case of PLA based nanocomposites   probably because of a higher polymer/filler compatibility.

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