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Characterization of Nanosilica/Low-Density Polyethylene Nanocomposite Materials

Malek Alghdeir*
Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology, Syria

Citation: Alghdeir M (2019) Characterization of Nanosilica/Low-Density Polyethylene Nanocomposite Materials. Scitech Nanosceinces-Pharma 2019. Tokyo: Japan

Received: June 12, 2019         Accepted: June 24, 2019         Published: June 24, 2019


Six ratios of nanosilica particles were employed to fabricate low-density polyethylene (LDPE) composites using melt mixing and hot molding methods. Several composite films with different ratios (0.5, 1, 2.5, 5, 7.5, and 10 wt%) of SiO2 were prepared. The obtained composite films were identified and characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS). At a specific mixing ratio, far infrared radiation transmittance was prohibited while the ultraviolet-visible transmittance is allowed; this will be explained in detail. Optical measurements show that the composite films prevent the transmission of IR radiation near 9 μm and allow UV-VIS transmission during sun-shining time. The mechanical behaviour of a nanosilica-reinforced LDPE composite was studied using tensile tests. The addition of 1 wt% nanosilica has successfully enhanced the mechanical properties of the LDPE material.
Keywords: nanosilica particles; low-density polyethylene (LDPE