Compatibilizing immiscible blends from polyethylenes and polyamide using reactive extrusion

Christoph Burgstaller, Carlo Augusto Puppo Bigarella, Bernhard Riedl, Wolfgang Stadlbauer

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to investigate the possibilities of compatibilizing immiscible blends of HDPE - PA6 via reactive extrusion. We investigated the influence of the compatibilization on the mechanical and rheological properties, as well as the morphology of the samples was investigated. We found, that it is possible to compatibilize immiscible blends via the in situ production of a compatibilizer from a pre-cursor and a radical generator in the blends. The effectiveness of this method is comparable with the compatibilization via the addition of pre-fabricated, industrially available additives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages20-24
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event72nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers: The Plastics Conference, ANTEC 2014 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 28 Apr 201430 Apr 2014

Conference

Conference72nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers: The Plastics Conference, ANTEC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period28.04.201430.04.2014

Keywords

  • Blends
  • Compatibilizer
  • PA6
  • Polyethylene
  • Reactive extrusion

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