To provide generally a polymer clay aqueous nanocomposite dispersion and a method for producing or using the same.
The disclosed processes include both in situ polymerization in the presence of an at least partially exfoliated unmodified clay as well as an admixture of a polymer dispersion with an at least partially exfoliated unmodified clay dispersion. The disclosed nanocomposite dispersions are useful for preparing a variety of materials, such as a coatings, an adhesive, a caulk, a sealant, a plastic additive, and a thermoplastic resin. A process for preparing a polymer clay nanocomposite powder and the use of the powder as a plastic resin and a plastics additive are also disclosed.
Lafleur, Edward Ewart
Neglia, Katerina Dukes
Lorah, Dennis Paul
Slone, Robert Victor