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Influence of the Silicate Modifier Nature on the Structure and Properties of Polycaproamide

Volodymyr Levytskyj, Victoria Kochubei and Andrij Gancho
Lviv Polytechnic National University 12, St. Bandera str., 79013 Lviv, Ukraine
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The influence of the nature and amount of the nanosized polyvinylpyrrolidone silicate modifier obtained as a result of the combined sol-gel transition on the supramolecular structure, as well as physical, mechanical and thermo-physical properties of polycaproamide has been determined. The modifier has proved to significantly increase the degree of crystallinity of polymer, and thus tensile strength at break, surface hardness and thermal resistance of a composite.

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