|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||Incorporation of the Light Green Clay into Textile Polyamide Residues Properties
||Mariana do Nascimento Sartori, Dione Pereira Castro, Francisco Valenzuela-Diaz, Leonardo Gondim de Andrade e Silva
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Mariana do Nascimento Sartori
Brazil is one of the largest producers of textile and apparel industry, generating millions of direct and indirect jobs. Although these sectors are highly profitable, the textile production chain has significant environmental impact. Many studies have been conducted on the subject of clay-containing polymer nanocomposites due to the interesting structure and improved properties of these materials. In this study, polyamide of textile waste with elastane from industry was used. These materials were first processed in a compacter machine. Composites containing 1% and 2% by weight of Light Green clay/polyamide were prepared by double screw extrusion. The properties of the composite were assessed by means of impact resistance, tensile strength, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Crystallinity index was determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Results obtained were compared with the neat textile polyamide properties. The incorporation of clay could lead to the obtaining of composite materials with better mechanical properties than untreated ones.