American Journal of Nano Research and Applications

Special Issue

Nanocomposites Coating and Manufacturing

  • Submission Deadline: 30 May 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Khaled Abid
About This Special Issue
The first studies of nanocomposites were interested in the possibility of the manufacturing of this material as well as the characterization of modified montmorillonite (M.M.T)-loaded polymers. These studies showed the possibility to obtain composites at a nanometric scale. Our objective in this issue is to study clay reinforcements applied to fabrics using different sorts of resins. This approach allows us to avoid impregnation problems, more precisely lack of uniformity while using very low loading rates on isotropic materials. It has already been proved that, by adding clay to the material, the charactersitic improvements were significantly important. The large improvement of polymers mechanical characteristics in the case of the first generation nanocomposites is a good example.

This Special Issue will be devoted to the ways of improving materials’ characteristics (impermeability, fireproofing and shrink resistance etc) by adding clay rather than using resin only as it has been done in the past.

Clay purification and mixing it with resin on an industrial level being a hard task, it is therefore possible and necessary several specialities (geologist in the choice of clay, fluid mechanics in way of mixing, mechanics in setting the mixing propeller’s shape etc.) contribute to make this task easier.

Contributions dealing with medullisation, dielectric, phonic and antistatic properties of these new hybrid materials can also be valuable and will be welcome.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Khaled Abid

    Institute of the Technological Studies of Ksar-Hellal, Ksar-Hellal University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia

Guest Editors
  • Adel K. Mahmoud

    Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Diyala, Baqoubah, Iraq

  • Xiaofeng Ren

    Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, United States

  • Lieutenant J . Ganesan

    Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sree Sowdambika College of Engineering, Aruppukottai, India

  • Himanshu Khandelwal

    Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Published Articles
  • Polypropylene Biomaterial Grafted with Cyclodextrins and BTCA Acid as Crosslinking Agent

    Chiraz Ammar , Yassine El Ghoul , Ahmida El Achari

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2015
    Pages: 25-30
    Received: 25 March 2015
    Accepted: 25 March 2015
    Published: 8 April 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.nano.s.2015030401.15
    Abstract: This study describes the use of cyclodextrin (CDs) as a finishing agent of polypropylene biomaterial (PP) by means of 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid (BTCA) as crosslinking agent. Grafting happened by the formation of a crosslinked polymer formed between BTCA and CDs. This polymer physically adhered to the fibers network and was resistant to hot... Show More
  • Morphological and Mechanical Properties of Nanoclay Coated Fabric

    A. Elamri , K. Abid , S. Dhouib , F. Sakli

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2015
    Pages: 17-24
    Received: 25 February 2015
    Accepted: 25 February 2015
    Published: 5 March 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.nano.s.2015030401.14
    Abstract: In this paper we report the morphological and mechanical characteristics of textile fabric coated with nanoclay composites. There has been an increasing consideration in nanotechnology during the present decade due to its enormous potential in applying and creating novel materials for enhanced properties and applications. Many studies were carried ... Show More
  • Characterization of Recycled/ Virgin PET Polymers and their Composites

    A. Elamri , K. Abid , O. Harzallah , A. Lallam

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2015
    Pages: 11-16
    Received: 5 February 2015
    Accepted: 10 February 2015
    Published: 5 March 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.nano.s.2015030401.13
    Abstract: In this investigation two Poly (Ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) polymers obtained from mineral water bottle and a virgin PET polymer were characterised by viscosimetry, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and rheology. Virgin PET showed better rheological and viscosimetric properties compared to recycled PET polymers. In order to improve properti... Show More
  • Enhancement of Rigidity and Thermal Performances of Fabrics Through the Addition of Nanoadditifs

    K. Abid , A. Elamri , S. Dhouib , F. Sakli

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2015
    Pages: 7-10
    Received: 4 February 2015
    Accepted: 5 February 2015
    Published: 14 February 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.nano.s.2015030401.12
    Abstract: In this study, the nanocomposites have been synthesized with the natural Tunisian clay which has the advantage of being cheap. In fact, it is composed of many kinds of clay (Kaolinite, Dolomite, calcite, Illite and Quartz). This clay has been cleaned, purified, dried and mixed with different resins currently used in many textile applications such a... Show More
  • Study of Thermal Behaviour of a Fabric Coated with Nanocomposites

    K. Abid , S. Dhouib , F. Sakli

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2015
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 10 November 2014
    Accepted: 12 November 2014
    Published: 22 November 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.nano.s.2015030401.11
    Abstract: In this paper, the thermal insulation of coated fabric by nanocomposites has been studied. In fact, a resin/clay mixture was deposited on a 100 % cotton fabric and tested using a PASOD device for measuring the adiathermic power. The enhancement of fabric thermal insulation was noticed by calculating the difference in temperature between the inside ... Show More