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Intercalates formed by mixing the phyllosilicate with a polymer and a liquid carrier, and extruding the mixture through a die-opening to adsorb or intercalate the polymer between adjacent phyllosilicate platelets. Sufficient polymer is adsorbed between adjacent phyllosilicate platelets to expand the adjacent platelets to a spacing of at least about 10 .ANG. (as measured after water removal), up to about 55 .ANG. and preferably in the range of about 30-40 .ANG., so that the intercalate easily can be exfoliated into individual platelets by heating the polymer to its melting point, to provide a matrix polymer/platelet composite material.

Title
Intercalates; exfoliates; process for manufacturing intercalates and exfoliates and composite materials containing same
Application Number
8/480080
Publication Number
5578672
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
November 26, 1996
Inventor
Anatoliy Goldman
Palatine
IL, US
Anatoliy Sorokin
Buffalo Grove
IL, US
Semeon Tsipursky
Lincolnwood
IL, US
Gary W Beall
McHenry
IL, US
Agent
Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun
Assignee
Amcol International Corporation
IL, US
IPC
C08K 9/06
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