Investigation of various graphene fillers for improving properties of thermoplastic polymers
Untersuchung verschiedener Graphen-Füllstoffe zur Verbesserung der Eigenschaften von thermoplastischen Polymeren
The application of graphene in polymers and polymer-based composites was investigated in an application-oriented research project. The aim was the improvement of mechanical, electrical and thermal properties by using graphene as nanofiller in the polymer matrix. Research concentrated on developing appropriate formulations of graphene-based plastics for functionally integrated components, which can be processed in an industrial environment. Since most of recent studies have been done in lab environment, guaranteeing ideal processing conditions not relevant in industrial production, the approach of this project was hallmarked by using industrial equipment for compounding and further processing.