Effect of Cenosphere Concentration on the Mechanical, Thermal, Rheological and Morphological Properties of Nylon 6

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Cenospheres are widely used as filler in thermoset plastics and concrete mainly for density reduction of the material. But there is no work noted of using cenosphere as filler in thermoplastics. In this paper cenosphere concentration was varied from 0 to 10 phr of nylon 6 and the effect of the same on the mechanical, thermal, rheological and morphological properties of the composite were studied. Elongation was found to have increased by 83% and impact strength by 44% at 2.5 phr loading of cenosphere. Flexural strength increased upto 25% at 10 phr content of cenosphere.

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P. Wasekar, P. Kadam and S. Mhaske, "Effect of Cenosphere Concentration on the Mechanical, Thermal, Rheological and Morphological Properties of Nylon 6," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 11 No. 8, 2012, pp. 807-812. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2012.118070.

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