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dc.contributor.author Labuschagne, Philip W
dc.contributor.author Moolman, S
dc.contributor.author Maity, A
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-25T07:08:26Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-25T07:08:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.citation Labuschagne, PW, Moolman, S and Maity, A. 2012. Polymer/layered silicates nanocomposites for barrier technology. In: Intelligent Nanomaterials: Processes, Properties, and Applications. John Wiley & Sons Publishing: Hoboken, NJ, USA. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0-470-93879-X
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-470-93879-9
dc.identifier.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118311974.ch13/summary
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6618
dc.description Copyright: 2012 Wiley-Scrivener Publishing,Hoboken, NJ, USA en_US
dc.description.abstract Plastics are used increasingly in packaging applications due to a number of favorable properties, such as versatility, low weight, and low cost. However, their biggest drawback when compared to traditional packaging materials, such as glass and metals, is their relatively high permeability to gases and vapors. Specifically in food and beverage packaging, low permeability to oxygen is critical. This area of research has challenged polymer scientists, material scientists, physicists, and chemists all over the world to fabricate new nanocomposite materials for specialized applications. They have shown that the incorporation of layered silicates can significantly reduce the permeability of gases through plastics. This chapter is aimed at highlighting the interesting potential aspects of research on selective hybrid nanocomposite materials. The effect of aspect ratio and the degree of clay exfoliation and polymer-clay interaction on the gas permeability will be discussed along with the effect of the types of organic modifier, polymer chemical structure, nature of compatibilizer, blending sequence, processing conditions as well as clay loading on these properties. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Scrivener en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;8191
dc.subject Nanocomposites en_US
dc.subject Nanomaterials en_US
dc.subject Plastics en_US
dc.subject Polymers en_US
dc.subject Food packaging en_US
dc.subject Bevarage packaging en_US
dc.title Polymer/layered silicates nanocomposites for barrier technology en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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