Impact of titanium and silica/titanium fumed oxide nanofillers on the elastic properties and thermal decomposition of a polyester resin

Borys Gorelov, Alla Gorb, Oleg Korotchenkov, Andriy Nadtochiy, Oleksiy Polovina, Nadia Sigareva
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science, February 2015, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/app.42010

Impact of oxide nanofillers on the elastic properties and thermal decomposition of resins

What is it about?

Nanometer-sized oxide particles, added into polyester resins, can really improve its elastic modules and thermal resistivity if a loading level for the filling particles has been properly chosen. For example, the optimal mass-loading levels are equal approximately 0.5% and 1.5% for titanium (rutile) oxide and silica-titanium fumed oxide, respectively.

Why is it important?

Our findings show that loading-related behaviour of physical properties of the oxide-particle-filled resin-nanocomposites depends on particle’s size, their intrinsic properties, and a number of active surface sites of the particles.

Perspectives

Oleg Korotchenkov

Physical properties of the oxide-particle-filled resin-nanocomposites can be tailored by controlling either the loading level or chemical activity of particle’s surface, for example, by treating it thermally or functionalizing it.

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