Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 94, Issue 3, pp 817–823 | Cite as

Properties of polyamide 6 and thermoplastic polyurethane blends containing modified montmorillonites

  • M. StankowskiEmail author
  • Anna Kropidłowska
  • Maria Gazda
  • J. T. Haponiuk
Regular Papers


A series of polyamide 6 nanocomposites (NC) and PA6/TPU/clay nanocomposite blends (NCB) were prepared from commercial polyamide 6, synthesized thermoplastic polyurethanes and two types of organically modified montmorillonites - Cloisite® 10A and Cloisite® 20A. The thermal behavior was examined by non-isothermal thermogravimetry (TG, DTG), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and dynamic-mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA). It has been proved that the thermal stability and tensile properties of these new systems were greater when the organoclay was present within the polymer matrix. What more these properties depend on both the OMMT loading and the type of the gallery cations of organically modified montmorillonites.


blend nanocomposite polyamide polyurethane thermal analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Stankowski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anna Kropidłowska
    • 2
  • Maria Gazda
    • 3
  • J. T. Haponiuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Faculty, Department of Polymer TechnologyGdańsk University of TechnologyGdańskPoland
  2. 2.Chemical Faculty, Department of Inorganic ChemistryGdańsk University of TechnologyGdańskPoland
  3. 3.Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Department of Solid StateGdańsk University of TechnologyGdańskPoland

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