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Title: Composite materials with improved phyllosilicate dispersion

The present invention provides phyllosilicates edge modified with anionic surfactants, composite materials made from the edge modified phyllosilicates, and methods for making the same. In various embodiments the phyllosilicates are also surface-modified with hydrophilic lipophilic balance (HLB) modifying agents, polymeric hydrotropes, and antioxidants. The invention also provides blends of edge modified phyllosilicates and semicrystalline waxes. The composite materials are made by dispersing the edge modified phyllosilicates with polymers, particularly polyolefins and elastomers.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1175033
Report Number(s):
6,790,896
10/100,381
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
University Of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE