NANOSYSTEMS: PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, 2016, 7 (4), P. 609–612
Investigations on cycle time reduction, dynamic mechanical properties and creep for rotationally moldable nano composites of linear low density polyethylene and fumed silica
V. G. Chandran – BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NH17B, Zuari Nagar, Goa, India, 403726; email@example.com
S. D. Waigaonkar – BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NH17B, Zuari Nagar, Goa, India, 403726; firstname.lastname@example.org
Composites of rotationally-moldable linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) are becoming increasingly popular for rotational molding. In this study, the influence of fumed silica (FS) in pulling force requirement for demolding of rotationally moldable LLDPE is investigated. The dynamic mechanical analysis and creep studies were also performed to ascertain the reinforcement effects of FS in LLDPE matrix.
Keywords: LLDPE, FS, rotational molding.