The influence of blend composition and additive type on the properties of LDPE-PA6-blends

Christoph Burgstaller, Bernhard Riedland, Wolfgang Stadlbauer

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to investigate the effects of the composition on the properties of LDPE-PA6 blends with an emphasis on the addition of EVA, because this material is often used as interlayer in packaging films. Furthermore, also the effects of additional compatibilization on the blend properties should be investigated. We found, that the addition of EVA alone shows some compatibilizing effects in blend properties, like impact strength and viscosity. Further improvements can be gained by adding prefabricated additives, like maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene and ethylene vinyl acetate, while the in situ production of such additive shows some reduced effects, likely due to some reduced accessibility of the EVA component for the in-situ grafting. Nevertheless all the investigated approaches show some effectiveness in compatibilisation, which will help to re-use such materials in other applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationANTEC 2016 - Proceedings of the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers
PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
Pages61-65
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780692719619
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event74th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers, SPE ANTEC Indianapolis 2016 - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: 23 May 201625 May 2016

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference74th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers, SPE ANTEC Indianapolis 2016
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
Period23.05.201625.05.2016

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