The effect of clay addition on mechanical and thermal properties of epoxy-tapanuli organoclay nanocomposites using different curing agent

Nidya Chitraningrum, Rangga Agung Pribadi, Ariadne Lakshmidevi

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Abstract

Epoxy - Clay Nanocomposites mate rials were successfully s ynthesized by an in - situ polym erization process . Epoxy resin D.E.R 331 and Tapanuli organoclay that were used as a matrix polymer and nanofiller, res pectively. The Influence of VersamidR 125 and Versamine® C31 curing agent on the mechanical and thermal properties of epoxy - Tapanuli organoclays nanocomposites were studied. The tensile strength using Versamine D31 shown tendency to decrease as the increasing of organoclay content. Otherwise, the increasing of organoclay content leads to the increasing of tensile strength on Versamid® 125 curing agent. It was due to the low viscocity of Versamine® D31. TEM observation show the intercalation and exfoliation structure for both of curing agent using. Their tensile modulus and heat deflection temperature increased with addition of Tapanuli clays composition below than 5 wt %. Morphology of epoxy - Tapanuli organoclay nanocomposites that was investigated using XRD and TEM showed the intercalated and exfoliated structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Nanotechnology and Applications, NANA 2010
Pages518-522
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
EventIASTED International Conference on Nanotechnology and Applications, NANA 2010 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: 1 Nov 20103 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Nanotechnology and Applications, NANA 2010

Conference

ConferenceIASTED International Conference on Nanotechnology and Applications, NANA 2010
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period1/11/103/11/10

Keywords

  • Curing agent
  • Deflection temperature
  • Mechanical properties
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Tapanuli organoclay

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    Chitraningrum, N., Pribadi, R. A., & Lakshmidevi, A. (2010). The effect of clay addition on mechanical and thermal properties of epoxy-tapanuli organoclay nanocomposites using different curing agent. In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Nanotechnology and Applications, NANA 2010 (pp. 518-522). (Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Nanotechnology and Applications, NANA 2010). https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2010.707-015