The Effect of Silane Coupling Agents on a Composite Polyamide-6/Talc

Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 1998;15(4):406 DOI 10.1590/S0104-66321998000400009


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Journal Title: Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering

ISSN: 0104-6632 (Print); 1678-4383 (Online)

Publisher: Brazilian Society of Chemical Engineering

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Chemical technology: Chemical engineering

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: English

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H. Wiebeck
D.F. Borrelly
C. Xavier
P.S. Santos
S.A. Asciutti
M.P. CorrĂȘa


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Abstract | Full Text

This paper evaluates the effect of the addition of silane agents on the mechanical properties (tensile strength, hardness and flexibility) of the composite polyamide-6/talc. For this purpose, 30% and 40% of a talc with and without the addition of silane agents were incorporated into polyamide-6. Three kinds of silane agents were used, resulting in nine formulations. Comparing the experimental results, it is concluded that the silane agents improve the mechanical properties of the composite material.