With the advent of polymer nanocomposites, research on polyolefin nanocomposites has grown exponentially. Correcting the deficiency of a meaningful text on these important materials, Advances in Polyolefin Nanocomposites:
The text uses theoretical models to illustrate the organic–inorganic interfaces in polyolefins and also provides a detailed description of the recently developed models for property prediction of these nanocomposites. It concentrates on developments with not only aluminosilicate fillers, but also with equally important fillers like layer double hydroxides and nanotubes. The authors review polyolefin nanocomposite technology and methodologies of generation, properties and generation of composite blends, and advances in synthesis of nanocomposites using solution blending methods. The book covers theoretical and experimental considerations of clay surface modification and the importance and effect of various prominent filler categories.
Polyolefin Nanocomposites Technology, V. Mittal
Nanocomposite Blends Containing Polyolefins, M. Bailly and M. Kontopoulou
Polyolefin Nanocomposites by Solution Blending Method, S. Filippi and P. Magagnini
Polyolefin Nanocomposites by Reactive Extrusion, Z.M.O. Rzayev
Preparation of Polyolefin Nanocomposites by In-Situ Polymerization Using Clay-Supported Catalysts, S.L. Scott
Effect of Clay Treatment on the In Situ Generation of Polyolefin Nanocomposites, F. Bertini, L. Boggioni, I. Tritto
Modification of Inorganic Fillers and Interfacial Properties in Polyolefin Nanocomposites: Theory versus Experiment, J. Feng and H. Heinz
Polyolefin Nanocomposites with Layered Double Hydroxides, D. Wang, F.R. Costa, A. Leuteritz, A. Schoenhals, A. Vyalikh, U. Scheler, U. Wagenknecht, B. Kutlu, G. Heinrich
Microstructure and Properties of Polypropylene/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites, S. Hong Goh
Polypropylene Nanocomposites with Clay Treated with Thermally Stable Imidazolium Modification, V. Mittal
Functional Polyolefins for Polyolefin/Clay Nanocomposites, E. Passaglia, S.Coiai
Preparation and Properties of Polyolefin/Needle-Like Clay Nanocomposites, E. Bilotti, J. Ma, T. Peijs
Polyolefin Nanocomposites with Functional Compatibilizers, K. Chrissopoulou and S.H. Anastasiadis
Dr. Vikas Mittai is Polymer Engineer at BASF Polymer Research in Ludwigshafen, Germany. A graduate of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich Switzerland, his research interests include polymer nanocomposites, novel filler surface modifications, thermal stability enhancements, polymer latexes with functionalized surfaces, etc. He has authored more than 30 scientific publications and book chapters, and his research has led to a number of patents.