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Mechanical and rheological characterization of PA6 and ABS blends-with and without short glass fiber

Arsad, Agus and Rahmat, Abdul Razak and Hassan, Azman and Iskandar, Shaipul Nizam (2011) Mechanical and rheological characterization of PA6 and ABS blends-with and without short glass fiber. Journal of Applied Sciences, 11 (13). pp. 2313-2319. ISSN 1812-5654

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Polyamide-6 (PA6), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene and their blends are an important class of engineering thermoplastics that are widely used for electronic and automotive industries. Many efforts have been done to improve the properties of both pure components and the blends. It was for this reason that the mechanical and rheological properties of PA6/ABS blend systems compatibilised by acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene-maleic anhydride was studied. Short glass fibre also was used to enhance the compatibilised blends. The systems were prepared using a twin screw extruder. The specimens for mechanical test were moulded using injection moulding. The compatibilised blends showed higher mechanical properties compared to uncompatibilised blend. However the impact strength reduced with the introduction of short glass fibre in the blends. The processing properties of the materials have been investigated using dynamic rheometers. The rheological measurements confirmed the increased in interaction between the blend components with the incorporation of compatibiliser. The incorporation of SGF into the compatibilised blends increased the storage and loss modulus as well as the viscosity of the blends.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:short glass fiber
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:45033
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:27 Apr 2015 04:49
Last Modified:28 Sep 2017 03:46

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