The Effect Of Methanol Exposure On The Flexural And Tensile Properties Of Halloysite Nanoclay/Polyester
In this study, halloysitenanoclay reinforced polyester composites were prepared by adding different weight
percentage in unsaturated polyester resin and subsequently cross linked using mixture of methyl ethyl ketone peroxide. The
effect of methanol immersion on the flexural strength and tensile strength of polyester halloysite nanoclay was experimentally
investigated. After 30 minutes of immersion in methanol, samples were tested and analysed. From the experimental results,
flexural and tensile properties of halloy sitenanoclay/polyester decreased as a result of methanol reactionon the polymer
Keywords—Polyester composites, Halloysitenanoclay, Effect of Methanol, Mechanical Properties.