TitleWear properties of nanoclay filled epoxy polymer
SourceMITC2015-pp 320-321
AuthorA. Jumahat, A.A.A. Talib, A.Abdullah


Polymeric material is one of the best materials that are being used in many applications. This is owing to their excellent properties such as low density, good mechanical and good chemical resistance. The main objective of this research is to evaluate the effect of nanoclay on wear properties of epoxy polymer and fibre reinforced composites. The main materials used in this study were high temperature epoxy, hardener and nanoclay. While, woven fiberglass was used as fiber reinforcement in advanced fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite. The nanocomposites were fabricated using shear mixing system. The testing involved were dry sliding and slurry tests. The results showed that wear properties of pure epoxy system were enhanced when the weight fraction of nanoclay in the system reached up to certain weight percentage. Epoxy system with 3 wt% of nanoclay has higher wear properties when compared to pure, 1 wt% and 5 wt% of nanoclay in epoxy systems.  


MITC2015-pp 320-321