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Composite materials with improved phyllosilicate dispersion

United States Patent

September 14, 2004
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The present invention provides phyllosilicates edge modified with anionic surfactants, composite materials made from the edge modified phyllosilicates, and methods for making the same. In various embodiments the phyllosilicates are also surface-modified with hydrophilic lipophilic balance (HLB) modifying agents, polymeric hydrotropes, and antioxidants. The invention also provides blends of edge modified phyllosilicates and semicrystalline waxes. The composite materials are made by dispersing the edge modified phyllosilicates with polymers, particularly polyolefins and elastomers.
Chaiko; David J. (Naperville, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
10/ 100,381
March 18, 2002
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.