Effect of Particle Size of Filler on Properties of Nylon-6

Suryasarathi Bose, P.A. Mahanwar
2004 Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering  
Particulate reinforced thermoplastic composites are designed to improve the properties and to lower the overall cost of engineering plastics. In this study the effects of adding mica with variable particle size on the mechanical, thermal, electrical and rheological properties of nylon-6 was investigated. Composites of nylon-6 with v arying concentrations (viz. 5 to 40 weights %) of mica were prepared by twin screw extrusion. The composite showed improved mechanical, thermal as well electrical
more » ... operties on addition of filler. It is also observed that mechanical properties, electrical properties as well as thermal properties increases with decrease in particle size.
doi:10.4236/jmmce.2004.31003 fatcat:i7uknkyxfbbijkdhfghjo7ttve