In this work, SC-15 epoxy resin was modified using 0.1–0.3 wt. % of non-functionalized and functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) using conventional and solvent based methods. A high-intensity ultrasonic liquid processor was used to disperse MWCNTs in solvent and to obtain a homogeneous molecular mixture of epoxy resin and MWCNTs. Viscosity, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), tensile and flexure tests were performed on unfilled and 0.1–0.3 wt. % MWCNTs filled SC-15 epoxy. Preliminary results indicate increase in viscosity with increase in MWCNTs wt. % loading and 0.2 wt. % MWCNTs epoxy samples showed the highest improvement in tensile and flexural properties as compared to the neat system. DMA studies also revealed that 0.2 wt. % doped system exhibit the highest storage modulus and Tg as compared to neat and other loading percentages. TGA results show that amino functionalized MWCNTs samples are more thermally stable.

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