Structure and properties of polymer composite based on natural zeolite

Liubov Melnyk, Lev Chernyak, Valentin Sviderskyy, Oleg Belousov, Alexander Nehreyko


This research paper is dedicated to the possibility of expanding directions and increasing the use of natural zeolite as filler (65 – 85 %) for the manufacture of composite material. The structure of composites with varieties of copolymers (Styrene- butadiene, Styrene-acrylate) and revealed the features of the structure (open porosity 5 - 24 %) and material properties of the zeolite concentration are identified.


polymer composite; filler; zeolite; pore structure; properties

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