Influence of Micro- and Nanonatural Fillers on Mechanical and Physical Properties of Foamed SMA Composites
Publication Name: Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering
Publication URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03602559.2014.935406
This study is to investigate the reinforcing effects of fillers on mechanical and physical properties of foamed styrene-maleic anhydride (SMA) composites. According to the results, the best foaming was determined for starch reinforced SMA composite. The best result of expansion ratio was found as 22.75% to SMA/starch composites. Stereo light microscopy results demonstrated that the foamed cell distribution is heterogeneous and composed of two sections. The minimum density was found as 0.64 g/cm3 for foamed SMA/starch composites. Mechanical properties of all foamed composites were found to be low as compared to neat SMA composite.