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Effect of LLDPE on impact, flexural and morphological properties PP/NR blend

Hassan, Azman and Wahit, Mat Uzir and Ching, Yern Chee (2002) Effect of LLDPE on impact, flexural and morphological properties PP/NR blend. In: 11th Scientific Conference & 12th Annual General Meeting of The Electron Microscopy Society of Malaysia 2002, 17-18 December 2002, The Eden Garden Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

One of the most successful methods developed for modifying polymer properties is the rubber-toughening process by blending rubbers with plastics. Blends of polypropylene (PP) with elastomers are developed with the objective to overcome the inherent brittleness of PP at low temperatures and to enhance the impact strength at room temperature. In this study, a new impact-modified PP ternary blends based on PP/ natural rubber (NR)/linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) is developed; the NR content ranged from 0 to 30%. The blends were prepared in a laboratory scale twin screw extruder. After mixing and pelletising, the samples were injection moulded and tested for mechanical properties. Impact, flexural and morphological properties of the blends were studied. An increase in impact strength but a decrease of flexural modulus was observed with increasing NR contents. The partial replacement of PP with LLDPE as the third component in PP/NR/LLDPE ternary blend had enhanced the impact strength with a slight decreased in flexural modulus. From morphologv features, LLDPE addition improves the dispersion or NR, affecting mainly the larger particles.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Flexural properties, linear low density polyethylene, morphological properties, natural rubber, PP/NR blend
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:5132
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:19 Feb 2008 10:22
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:23

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