The effect of the addition of two different organoclays as a third component in polymer modified asphalts has been investigated. Ternary mixtures were prepared by adding clay and poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) to the asphalt, either separately, or in the form of a premixed master batch. The performed characterizations allowed the determination of how the two methods of mixing influence the interactions between asphalt and polymer and therefore the final rheological properties. In particular, it was shown that the clay had a compatibilizing effect on asphalt and polymer and that a high compatibility between clay and polymer led to a better dispersion of the polymer in the asphalt, thus influencing the final rheological properties of the studied systems.
|Autori:||M.S. Sureshkumar; S. Filippi; Polacco G; I. Kazatchkov; J. Stastna; L. Zanzotto|
|Titolo:||Internal structure and linear viscoelastic properties of EVA/asphalt nanocomposites|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2009.12.024|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|