This thesis also describes work to improve the flammability of the polymer/layered silicate nanocomposites by enhancing char/residue formation in order to improve the residue layer stability.It has also been proved that the reenforce effect is due to the clay particles added and not the change in the crystalline phase of PA6 ... This nanocomposite has been used to make timing belt covers, engine covers and other under-the-hood car components by Toyota and Mitsubishi . In 2004, clay/PP nanocomposites were used in the 2004 Acura TL head rest and Chevrolet Impala body side mount .
|Title||:||Synthesis and Characterization of Low Flammability Polymer/layered Silicate Nanocomposites|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|