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The Influence of Maintenance Liquids\' Absorbence Used in the Automotive Industry on the Mechanical Properties of Polyamide-6/Montmorillonite Nanocomposites
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1  Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology; Department of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers; Cracow University of Technology
2  Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science; Cracow University of Technology

Abstract: In the present work, an upper limit of absorbance of demineralized water, antifreeze, windscreen washer fluid, brake fluid, gasoline and 15 wt% saline solution, on the polyamide-6 nanocomposites\' samples containing 3 wt% montmorillonite (PA-6 / MMT) was determined. The results were compared to the values ​​obtained for pure nylon-6. The comparison allowed to evaluate the applicability of PA-6/MMT nanomaterials with potentially improved barrier properties for creating applications used in the automotive industry.
Keywords: maintenance liquids, nanocomposites, polyamide-6