Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 696–700 | Cite as

Reinforcement of epoxy compounds with fillers

  • I. A. Uskov
  • Yu. G. Tarasenko
  • V. V. Nizhnik


The mechanical and physicochemical properties of epoxy compounds containing different amounts of a series of fillers have been investigated. The strength characteristics of compounds with reinforcing fillers improve, starting from very low concentrations, pass through a maximum, and then fall at large concentrations. In the case of nonreinforcing fillers, the strength falls, slowly at first, and then, beyond a certain critical concentration, much more rapidly. Electron microscope studies have shown that reinforcement of the resin is associated with deep-seated changes in supramolecular structure, which passes from globular to partially fibrillar when the resin is cured in the presence of fillers. On the basis of the studied concentration laws a method is proposed for characterizing the reinforcing effect of fillers with respect to the particular property tested and a given production technology.


Electron Microscope Epoxy Physicochemical Property Microscope Study Electron Microscope Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Uskov
    • 1
  • Yu. G. Tarasenko
    • 1
  • V. V. Nizhnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Kiev State UniversityUSSR

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