Fillers are generally used to decrease the costs of a composite material but they are changing also some of composite’s properties due to their physical properties, their dimensions and their shapes. Filled polymer could be used as matrix for reinforced composites in order to improve the material response to external changes. In this manner it is possible to design multi-functional materials which might be obtained using cheap components and simple forming techniques. This is a comparative study of two particulate composites Clay/Epoxy and Zn/Epoxy.
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