Preparation of a new generation porous thermal insulation mass using functional nanomaterials

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In this work silica precursor is graft on nanomaterials via a free-radical reaction. The modified nanomaterials have an – OEt functional group which allows us to intercalate the polymer between the layers of expandable graphite and nanoclay. Modified nanoparticles are injected into a polymer during an extrusion process.The modified nanomaterials considered to be as an alternative for halogen-free flame retardants for polymers. The final products may be utilized in building applications as foamed insulation products.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)
Published: June 18, 2012
Pages: 547 - 550
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Composite Materials
ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5