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Role of Fillers in Controlling the Properties of Polymer Composites: A Review

Abstract

The use of polymer composites has risen tremendously over the last decade and it finds numerous applications in fields such as microelectronics, automobiles and structural applications. In this paper, an extensive review of the recent developments in polymer composites is presented. The interface and compatibility of the polymer matrix and the filler have a significant role in the ultimate properties of the composites. The basic processes like the selection of the polymer matrix, hardener, fillers and reinforcement, synthesis and dispersion of the filler and the fabrication processes are the key for developing good polymer composites. With the recent advances in hybrid fillers, polymer structure has become more complex and hence there is for a thorough of the various stages of development of polymer hybrid composites. This review summarizes different aspects like material processing techniques of polymer composites.

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  • Polymer composites
  • Electrical insulation
  • Nano and micro fillers

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Bommegowda, K.B., Renukappa, N.M., Rajan, J.S. (2021). Role of Fillers in Controlling the Properties of Polymer Composites: A Review. In: Pawar, P.M., Balasubramaniam, R., Ronge, B.P., Salunkhe, S.B., Vibhute, A.S., Melinamath, B. (eds) Techno-Societal 2020. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69925-3_62

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