In this chapter the principal nanoparticles and their effects on the properties of polymeric matrix nanocomposites will be reviewed. The development of new production strategies able to guarantee reliable processing routes for nanocomposites with a good dispersion and distribution of nanoparticles are also addressed including investigations on the functionalization of the particles in order to improve the matrix/particle interactions. The chapter also includes a review of the properties and applications of polymer matrix nanocomposites in relevant industrial sectors as aerospace, cosmetics, biomedicine (scaffold for tissue engineering, filling resins for prosthetic dentistry, etc.), and food packaging, considering also safety and environmental concerns on the use of nanoparticles. This review considers a comprehensive combination of the different possible matrices (thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers) and most of the nanoparticles currently on the market or at experimental level. The use of nanoparticles as additives in long fiber advanced composites is also considered. Research and technological application opportunities for these new advanced materials are continuously analyzed through the chapter.

Nanofillers in Polymers

Rallini M.
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
Kenny J. M.
Writing – Review & Editing
2017

Abstract

In this chapter the principal nanoparticles and their effects on the properties of polymeric matrix nanocomposites will be reviewed. The development of new production strategies able to guarantee reliable processing routes for nanocomposites with a good dispersion and distribution of nanoparticles are also addressed including investigations on the functionalization of the particles in order to improve the matrix/particle interactions. The chapter also includes a review of the properties and applications of polymer matrix nanocomposites in relevant industrial sectors as aerospace, cosmetics, biomedicine (scaffold for tissue engineering, filling resins for prosthetic dentistry, etc.), and food packaging, considering also safety and environmental concerns on the use of nanoparticles. This review considers a comprehensive combination of the different possible matrices (thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers) and most of the nanoparticles currently on the market or at experimental level. The use of nanoparticles as additives in long fiber advanced composites is also considered. Research and technological application opportunities for these new advanced materials are continuously analyzed through the chapter.
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