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Abstract: Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)/hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanocomposites were formed by a planetary ball milling process and hot compression molding in order to determine the effect of the addition of h-BN on the properties of PEEK. In particular, the tensile strength, friction and wear behaviors, morphology, hardness, thermomechanical properties, and thermal conductivity of the nanocomposite were examined. Hexagonal boron nitride was added in filler concentrations of up to 5 wt. %. It was found that the PEEK/h-BN nanocomposites showed improvements in all of the properties examined when compared to those of PEEK composites, and so it was concluded that PEEK/h-BN shows promise as a nanocomposite polymer for a large variety of applications.

Reference: Colloid and Polymer Science, 293 (2015) 7 pages

DOI: 10.1007/s00396-015-3733-2