Investigation of Mixing Processes of Polymer Composites
Three ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) composites of differing composition, reinforced with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) were prepared. The homogeneous distribution of MWCNT has been attempted by two dry blending methods and one melt-mixing process. The efficiency of the various methods was characterized by their effects on the quasi-static and dynamic physical properties of the composites. In the case of composites manufactured by ball milling the effects of various adhesion promoter additives (compatibilizers) has also been studied by analyzing the tensile, flexural, Charpy impact and wear properties of the composites.
T. Berecz, K. Májlinger, I. N. Orbulov and P. J. Szabó
G. Dogossy et al., "Investigation of Mixing Processes of Polymer Composites", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 729, pp. 332-337, 2013