Influence of morphology and compatibilizer on burning behavior of PET/HDPE blend

Dobrovszky, Károly and Ronkay, Ferenc (2016) Influence of morphology and compatibilizer on burning behavior of PET/HDPE blend. AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. ISSN 0094-243X (In Press)


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Blending polymers offers a wide range of possibilities to tailor the properties of the components and to produce new materials. However, the most commonly used plastics are not compatible with each other. To increase compatibility between the phases, copolymer or compatibilizer has to be added to polymer blends, resulting in a finer morphology and better impact properties. Polymer blends are widely used in engineering where burning behavior can be a main criterion of application. It became clear that the fire resistance of blends can be improved by using flame retardant or different fillers. But the number of papers that examine the effects of morphological change or adding additives in polymer blends is quite few. In this paper polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) were blended with styrene/ethylene/butylene/styrene block copolymer grafted with maleic anhydride (SEBS-g-MA), in order to present its effects on the morphology, rheology and burning characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery / gépészmérnöki tudományok
Depositing User: Dr. Ronkay Ferenc
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 11:02
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 11:12

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