Nanosilica-reinforced epoxy composites for marine applications [chapter]

Y. Tang, L. Ye
2015 Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites  
In this study, flooring grade epoxy/nanoSiO 2 nanocomposites were prepared by in-situ polymerization method. Nano silica was treated by coupling agent in order to surface treating and introducing of reactive functional groups to achieving adequate bonding between polar inorganic nano particles and epoxy organic polymer. γ-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane (Amino A-100) was used as an effective and commercially available coupling agent and nano silica treated in acetone media. SEM observations of cured
more » ... servations of cured samples revealed that the nano silica was completely dispersed into polymer matrix into nanoscale particles. Thermal and physical properties of prepared samples were investigated and data showed improvements in physical and mechanical properties of the flooring samples in comparison with unfilled resin.
doi:10.1016/b978-0-08-100079-3.00017-x fatcat:ceryl4plhzezrlszdunrewktr4