Thermal Properties of Sustainable Thermoplastics Nanocomposites Containing Nanofillers and Its Recycling Perspective



Sustainable thermoplastic nanocomposites are of great importance because they possess the potential to resolve concerns on the emission of greenhouse gases, depletion of fossil fuels and pollution. The thermal characteristics of polymers and nanocomposites play a significant role in determining the suitable application of these materials. This review provides an overview of the thermal properties of sustainable thermoplastic nanocomposites incorporated with various nanofillers. Thermogravimetric/differential thermogravimetric analysis, DSC and thermal conductivity of various thermoplastic nanocomposites have been elaborated in detail. Further, the recycling perspectives of various polymers have been discussed. The thermal properties are essential characteristics to understand the behaviour of the raw material and final product. The performance and properties of the nanocomposite are greatly dependent on the polymer matrix, polymer dispersion in composite, properties and aspect ratio of fiber, the interface of fiber and matrix, and process parameters.


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  1. 1.School of Engineering, RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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