Non-toxic poly(ethylene terephthalate)/clay nanocomposites with enhanced barrier properties
Giannelis, Emmanuel P.
KAUST Grant NumberKUS-C1-018-02
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AbstractMotivated by the technological need for poly(ethylene terephthalate) materials with improved barrier properties together with the requirement for sustainability this study focuses on an eco-friendly sulfonated polyester as clay compatibilizer to facilitate polymer mixing during melt compounding. We demonstrate that the nanocomposites based on sulfonated polyester are a reliable alternative to their imidazolium counterparts, exhibiting enhanced properties (water vapor and UV transmission), without sacrificing the excellent transparency, clarity and mechanical strength of the matrix. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
CitationHayrapetyan S, Kelarakis A, Estevez L, Lin Q, Dana K, et al. (2012) Non-toxic poly(ethylene terephthalate)/clay nanocomposites with enhanced barrier properties. Polymer 53: 422–426. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2011.12.017.
SponsorsThis material is based on work supported by Coca Cola. This publication is based on work supported in part by Award No. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).