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||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||LL-56: Effects of Graphene Oxide Addition on Mechanical and Morphological Properties of EVOH Films
||Jesús E. González-Ruíz, Lourdes M Yataco-Lazaro, Sueli Andrade Virginio, Maria das Graças Silva Valenzuela, Esperidiana Moura, Francisco Valenzuela-Díaz
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Currently, ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) is one of the oxygen barrier materials most used for food packaging. The addition of graphene oxide nanosheets to the EVOH matrix is employed to improve their mechanical and barrier properties. In this work, films of EVOH-based nanocomposites reinforced with graphene oxide nanosheets were prepared by melt extrusion, using a twin screw extruder machine and blown extrusion process. The graphene oxide was prepared via chemical oxidation of natural graphite and then was exfoliated into nanosheets using the sonochemical method. The composite films samples were characterized using SEM, FTIR and XRD analysis. In addition, their mechanical properties were also determined.
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