Synthesis and Properties of Recycled Paper-Nano-Clay-Reinforced Epoxy Eco-Composites
Epoxy ecocomposites reinforced with recycled paper (rP) and nano-kaolinite (nK) have been synthesized. The effect of seawater soaking on the flexural and impact properties have been characterized. This new but cost-effective approach has been developed to improve the physical and mechanical properties of polymeric materials without adversely affecting their processing characteristics. The micromechanisms of toughening and failure processes are discussed.
J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang
I. M. Low et al., "Synthesis and Properties of Recycled Paper-Nano-Clay-Reinforced Epoxy Eco-Composites", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 609-612, 2007