Particulate Fillers in Thermoplastics

Móczó, János and Pukánszky, Béla (2016) Particulate Fillers in Thermoplastics. In: Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Heidelberg, pp. 1-43. ISBN 978-3-642-37179-0

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The characteristics of particulate filled thermoplastics are determined by four factors: component properties, composition, structure and interfacial interactions. The most important filler characteristics are particle size, size distribution, specific surface area and particle shape, while the main matrix property is stiffness. Segregation, aggregation and the orientation of anisotropic particles determine structure. Interfacial interactions lead to the formation of a stiff interphase considerably influencing properties. Interactions are changed by surface modification, which must be always system specific and selected according to its goal. Under the effect of external load inhomogeneous stress distribution develops around heterogeneities, which initiate local micromechanical deformation processes determining the macroscopic properties of the composites.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > Q1 Science (General) / természettudomány általában
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > T2 Technology (General) / műszaki tudományok általában
Depositing User: Dr. János/J Móczó
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 15:38
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 23:15

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