The TWA focuses on the technical problems in standardization of these polymeric materials, containing nano-particles, lamellar or fibrillar, natural or synthetic. Since some test methods developed for polymeric materials can be used for polymer nanocomposites (PNC), the TWA activities may be divided into two categories:
- Development of specific test methods for the characterization of nanoparticles
- Development of new methods, or modification of existing ones, for characterization of PNC showing different behavior than that of neat resin.
To achieve the objectives an international collaboration has been initiated with industrial partners from three continents
Select this link to download general information on TWA 33.
- Clays for Polymeric Nanocomposites
Leszek A. Utracki, Bill Broughton, Norma Gonzaález-Rojano, Laura Hecker de Carvalho, Carlos A. Achete - Polymer Science and Engineering, ISSN 1548-2634, Wiley Online Library, 2010
- Clay-containing polymeric nanocomposites and their properties
Utracki, L.A. - Electrical Insulation Magazine, IEEE, July-Aug. 2010, Volume: 26 Issue:4, ISSN: 0883-7554
Prof. Andreas Schönals (Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org +49 (0) 30 81043384
Prof. Carlos Alberto Achete (Vice Chair) email@example.com