Better dispersion of clay in a PET matrix
from SPE Plastics Research Online
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) maintains a good balance of thermal and mechanical properties compared to other conventional polymers and therefore occupies a privileged position in the plastics industry. Although it is well known that incorporating clay minerals into PET enhances its physical, mechanical and barrier properties, industrial applications of PET/clay nanocomposites have been limited because clay disperses poorly in the PET matrix. Thermokinetic mixing reduces the size of clay particles and disperses them more homogeneously than melt extrusion.
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