International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Fluorination of Algerian Montmorillonite Sodium by Cold Plasma and Its Effect on the Properties of PE-Based Composite
K. Berdjane, D.Benachour; S. Bensaad

The present study consists of surface modification of industrial sodium montmorillonite (MT-Na) by cold plasma treatment. In order to increase its compatibility with polyethylene, a gas precursor, carbon tetrafluoride (CF4) is used in this physical process. The treated MT-Na is characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Prepared samples of LDPE/MT-Na and LDPE/MT-CF4 mixtures are characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR); scanning electron microscopy (SEM); differential scanning calorimetry (DSC); tensile and dynamic rheology tests.

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