Acicular Wollastonite as a Filler for Polyamides and Polypropylene

  • P. J. Wright


For plastics to be used in engineering applications they must have improved mechanical strength, heat resistance, dimensional stability, low flammability and good electrical properties when compared to the commodity plastics. Many of these properties can only be raised to the desired levels by the use of fillers and reinforcements.


Tensile Strength Impact Strength Coupling Agent Oxygen Index Volume Resistivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Blue Circle Industries plcGreenhithe, KentUK

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