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Effect of Water Absorption on Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastics Nanoclay Composites


K. Siva Durga Sudheer , GITAM UNIVERSITY; H. Ravi Shankar, GITAM UNIVERSITY


Mechanical Properties, Nanoclay, Water Absorption, Twin Screw Extruder and Injection Moulding Process


Recently many researchers tried to improve mechanical properties of polymers using Nano clay inclusions. In the present study polypropylene (PP), Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) thermoplastics polymers are considered. Nano clay included polymer composites are fabricated with an intention to enhance their mechanical properties. Often these materials are subjected to moisture hence the effect of water absorption on mechanical properties of these composites are to be studied. Hence, in the present work PP, ABS and HDPE Nano clay composites are fabricated using twin screw extruder for blending Nano clay in different percentage to study the effect of Nano clay weight fraction and water absorption on these properties. Samples fabricated using injection moulding process. Often these materials are exposed to certain temperature and immersed in constant temperature water bath for 150days. More after the water absorption is measured the effect of weight fraction of Nano clay on water absorption is studied. It is also exposed to the effect of water absorption on mechanical properties of PP, ABS and HDPE Nano clay polymer composites.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I90134
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2017
Page(s): 163-171

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