Polymer Nanocomposites for Automobile Engineering Applications


This chapter provides an overview on the nanofillers such as nanosilica, CNT, CNF, and reinforced polymer nanocomposites for various automobile applications. Among all the polymer-based automotive components, tire is the most important one. A tire must deliver high traction on dry as well as wet roads, commonly called as wet and dry grip. This high traction force between tread and road is necessary for avoiding slippage while running on the road. Many leading tire manufacturers are now developing engineered composites to further extend the life of tire. This chapter explains the applications of polymer nanocomposites for automotive coating, highly scratch resistance clear coating, weather resistance automobile coatings, and for ultra-reflecting layer for automobile mirror.

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Polymer Nanocomposites for Automobile Engineering Applications
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Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites
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  • Deba Kumar Tripathy Send Email (1)
  • Bibhu Prasad Sahoo Send Email (2)
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  • 1 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, KIIT University, Odisha, India
  • 2 School of Applied Sciences, KIIT University, Odisha, India
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  • Arup Kumar Chandra Send Email (3)
  • Nalini Ranjan Kumar Send Email (4)
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  • 3 R&D Center, Apollo Tyres Ltd, Oragadam, Sriperumbudur, 602105, Tamil Nadu, India
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