Critical review of wetting and adhesion phenomena in the preparation of polymer-mineral composites

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Department Metallurgical Engineering
Creator Miller, Jan D.
Other Author Drelich, J.
Title Critical review of wetting and adhesion phenomena in the preparation of polymer-mineral composites
Date 1995
Description The wetting behavior of liquid polymers at solid surfaces and the adhesion forces involved at polymer-filler interfaces should always be considered in the preparation of high-quality polymer composites, including those made with mineral fillers. Spontaneous polymer spreading over the filler surface is a basic condition for the design of polymer-mineral composites. In this regard, the wetting and adhesion characteristics of polymer-mineral systems are reviewed. Based on this review it is clear that several aspects of wetting phenomena at mineral-filler surfaces require further systematic study. Specifically, efforts should be made to determine the wetting characteristics of molten polymers at mineral-filler surfaces in greater detail. Also, the effects of mineral-surface contamination (including surface hydration) on wetting and adhesion phenomena need specific investigation. It is expected that an improved fundamental understanding of wetting and adhesion phenomena for polymer-mineral composites will provide the basis for further technological development.
Type Text
Publisher Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Volume 12
Issue 4
First Page 197
Last Page 204
Subject Polymer-minerals; Composites; Wetting; Adhesion
Subject LCSH Polymers; Minerals; Composite materials
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Drelich, J. & Miller, J. D. (1995). Critical review of wetting and adhesion phenomena in the preparation of polymer-mineral composites. Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, 12(4), 197-204.
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