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Nanostructure polymeric systems: processing and properties

Grant number: 06/61008-5
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: August 01, 2007 - July 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Cooperation agreement: CIAM ; CNRS
Principal Investigator:Rosario Elida Suman Bretas
Grantee:Rosario Elida Suman Bretas
Principal investigator abroad: Uttandaraman Sundararaj
Institution abroad: University of Alberta, Canada
Principal investigator abroad: Luc Averous
Institution abroad: Université Louis-Pasteur (ULP), France
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Adhemar Colla Ruvolo Filho ; Elias Hage Junior ; Luiz Antonio Pessan ; Sebastiao Vicente Canevarolo Junior
Associated scholarship(s):11/23463-0 - Quiescent, flow-induced and during injection molding crystallization kinetics of HDPE nanocomposites using particles with different geometries, BP.IC
10/01648-6 - Crystallization kinetics of nanocomposites with particles of different geometries, BP.IC
09/10482-7 - Development of nanostructured SAN/PBT compatibilized blends, BP.DR
09/07119-8 - Analysis of the correlation between processing conditions of PBT/ABS blends, its morphology and properties, BP.MS


Nanostructure polymeric systems are materials composed of two phases: one disperse phase with nanometric dimensions and one polymeric matrix phase. Within these systems the polymeric nanocomposites and the nanoblends can be included. The polymeric nanocomposites are composite materials in which the matrix is a polymer and the disperse inorganic phase has at least a dimension in the nanometric scale. The nanoblends are immiscible mixtures of two or more polymers in which the polymeric disperse phase has dimensions in the nanometric scale. Both materials has two distinct phases which need or not to be compatibilized for a better tension transference; the disperse phase, inorganic or polymeric, needs to be exfoliated or broken until it acquired nanometric dimensions; after that it needs to be dispersed and distributed in the matrix phase, which therefore requires an optimization of the mixing process. Finally, this disperse and biphasic structure, with nanometric dimensions needs to be kept stable during the whole confirmation process in order to finally obtain a product with optimum end properties. Therefore, the main objective of this project is to obtain polymeric nanocomposites and nanoblends with good mechanical and transport properties, thru the optimization of the mixing process in a twin screw extruder and the conformation process by injection molding and film blowing. Secondary objectives will be the establishment of routine methodologies for the rheological, physical and chemical characterization and long term mechanical behavior of these materials and the study of their crystallization kinetics and molecular orientation. (AU)

Matéria(s) publicada(s) na Agência FAPESP sobre o auxílio:
Brazilian researchers develop new polymeric material  
Brazilian researchers develop new polymeric material  
Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
Smaller and more efficient 

Scientific publications (11)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
C. C. NASCIMENTO; R. E. S. BRETAS; M. R. MORELLI. Síntese da perovskita [KNbO3]0,9[BaNi0,5Nb0,5O3-δ]0,1 por combustão em solução. Cerâmica, v. 65, n. 373, p. 45-53, Jan. 2019.
Optical Properties of Blown Films of PA6/MMT Nanocomposites. MATERIALS RESEARCH-IBERO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS, n. ahead, p. -, 2017.
MARINI, JULIANO; SUMAN BRETAS, ROSARIO ELIDA. Optical Properties of Blown Films of PA6/MMT Nanocomposites. MATERIALS RESEARCH-IBERO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS, v. 20, n. 1, p. 53-60, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
RIBEIRO NETO, WILSON A.; DE PAULA, ANA CLAUDIA C.; MARTINS, THAIS M. M.; GOES, ALFREDO M.; AVEROUS, LUC; SCHLATTER, GUY; SUMAN BRETAS, ROSARIO ELIDA. Poly (butylene adipate-co-terephthalate)/hydroxyapatite composite structures for bone tissue recovery. Polymer Degradation and Stability, v. 120, p. 61-69, OCT 2015. Web of Science Citations: 15.
KOMATSU, DANIEL; PARANHOS, CAIO MARCIO; VENANCIO, TIAGO; RUVOLO-FILHO, ADHEMAR. Change in the Properties of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)/Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites after a Fuel-Aging Process. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, v. 52, n. 22, SI, p. 7382-7390, JUN 5 2013. Web of Science Citations: 1.
OTAGURO, H.; RUVOLO-FILHO, A. LLDPE/Proton Exchanged Layered Niobate K4Nb6O17 Nanocomposites. INTERNATIONAL POLYMER PROCESSING, v. 27, n. 4, p. 406-413, AUG 2012. Web of Science Citations: 1.
REIS, K. C.; CANEVAROLO, S. V. Evaluation of the structure of polypropylene/montmorillonite nanocomposite by in-line light extinction and color measurements during multiple extrusions. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE, v. 52, n. 8, p. 1784-1794, AUG 2012. Web of Science Citations: 13.
BERTOLINO, MARCELO K.; CANEVARO, SEBASTIAO V. Preparation of Extruded Melt-Mixed Polypropylene/Montmorillonite Nanocomposites with Inline Monitoring. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE, v. 50, n. 3, p. 440-445, MAR 2010. Web of Science Citations: 8.
GUERRINI, LILIA MULLER; BRANCIFORTI, MARCIA CRISTINA; CANOVA, THOMAS; SUMAN BRETAS, ROSARIO ELIDA. Electrospinning and Characterization of Polyamide 66 Nanofibers With Different Molecular Weights. MATERIALS RESEARCH-IBERO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS, v. 12, n. 2, p. 181-190, abr./jun. 2009. Web of Science Citations: 36.

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