Polymer Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Process for making Strain Hardened Polymer Products

Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

5-11-2010

Abstract

A process which subjects a body of polymer to deformation to produce strain hardened polymeric products including blending a polymer and a nanoparticle material to produce a polymeric composition, forming a film from the polymeric composition, and subjecting the composition to strain hardening. The resulting product has improved clarity, dimensional stability, uniform thickness, due to the “self-leveling” properties of the polymeric composition.