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Title: Preparation and characterization of polyethylene based nanocomposites for potential applications in packaging
Author: Gill, Yasir Q.
ISNI:       0000 0004 6497 4146
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2015
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The objective of my work was to develop HDPE clay nanocomposites for packaging with superior barrier (gas and water) properties by economical processing technique. This work also represents a comparative study of thermoplastic nanocomposites for packaging based on linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and Nylon12. In this study properties and processing of a series of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and Nylon 12 nanocomposites based on Na-MMT clay and two different aspect ratio grades of kaolinite clay are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: High density polyethylene (HDPE) ; Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) ; Nylo12 ; Kaolin ; Sodium montmorillonite (Na-MMT) ; Multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) ; Carbon black (CB) ; Graphene oxide (GO) ; Xray diffraction (XRD) ; Transmission electron microscope (TEM) ; Scanning electron microscope (SEM) ; Rheology ; Melt flow singularity ; Water vapour transmission rate (WVTR) ; Oxygen transmission rate (O2TR) ; Nanocomposites.