Advanced eva nanocomposites : developments and new opportunities

Show simple item record Gnanasekaran, Dhorali Massinga, Pedro Horacio Focke, Walter Wilhelm 2015-06-24T06:50:43Z 2015-06-24T06:50:43Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The paper presents a complete conspectus of ethylene-co-vinyl acetate (EVA) nanocomposites based on different types of nanostructured materials incorporated into EVA polymers. The three types of nanostructured materials, namely zero-dimensional nanostructured materials [(0DNSM) (POSS)], one-dimensional nanostructured materials [(1DNSM) (carbon nanotubes or CNTs, sepiolite)] and two-dimensional nanostructured materials [(2DNSM) (clay)] with EVA are introduced and a detailed discussion is provided on the effect of nanostructured materials on EVA polymer. Simultaneously, we discuss the recent approaches in which CNTs, sepiolite, clay and POSS nanomaterials play a vital role in EVA polymers, in addition to elucidating the influence of composite structures on the thermal, mechanical, and fire retardant properties. On the basis of this review we present the varied and versatile current research on EVA nanocomposites. The whole range of effects on polymer nanocomposite properties is covered. The great progress being made in the preparation of EVA nanocomposites offers fascinating new opportunities for materials scientists. en_ZA
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dc.description.sponsorship Institutional Research Development Programme (IRDP), the South Africa/Mozambique Collaborative Programme of the National Research Foundation (NRF), the Mozambican Research Foundation (FNI) and the Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Pretoria, South Africa. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Gnanasekaran, D, Massinga, PH & Focke, WW 2015, 'Advanced eva nanocomposites : developments and new opportunities', Journal of Characterization and Development of Novel Materials, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 1-31. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1937-7975 (online)
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dc.publisher Nova Science Publishers en_ZA
dc.rights Nova Science Publishers en_ZA
dc.subject Clay en_ZA
dc.subject Sepiolite en_ZA
dc.subject Ethylene-co-vinyl acetate (EVA) en_ZA
dc.subject Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) en_ZA
dc.subject Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) en_ZA
dc.title Advanced eva nanocomposites : developments and new opportunities en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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