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Mineral Fillers in Thermoplastics: Filler Manufacture and Characterisation

  • R. N. Rothon
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Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 139)

Abstract

The principal mineral fillers used in thermoplastics and the reasons for using them are identified, together with those features that have to be controlled in order to achieve the optimum results and to avoid associated deleterious effects. General methods of filler production are outlined in the light of these requirements and their application to the fillers in most use is described. Attention is given to the use of surface modification methods where these are part of the production process.

Keywords

Fillers Manufacture Characterisation Calcium carbonate Talc Mica Wollastonite Clays Aluminium hydroxide Magnesium hydroxide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. N. Rothon
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  1. 1.Department of Materials TechnologyManchester Metropolitan UniversityChesterUK

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