Preparation and Compatibility Evaluation of Polypropylene/High Density Polyethylene Polyblends
AbstractThis study proposes melt-blending polypropylene (PP) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) that have a similar melt flow index (MFI) to form PP/HDPE polyblends. The influence of the content of HDPE on the properties and compatibility of polyblends is examined by using a tensile test, flexural test, Izod impact test, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), polarized light microscopy (PLM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The SEM results show that PP and HDPE are incompatible polymers with PP being a continuous phase and HDPE being a dispersed phase. The FTIR results show that the combination of HDPE does not influence the chemical structure of PP, indicating that the polyblends are made of a physical blending. The DSC and XRD results show that PP and HDPE are not compatible, and the combination of HDPE is not correlated with the crystalline structure and stability of PP. The PLM results show that the combination of HDPE causes stacking and incompatibility between HDPE and PP spherulites, and PP thus has incomplete spherulite morphology and a smaller spherulite size. However, according to mechanical property test results, the combination of HDPE improves the impact strength of PP. View Full-Text
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Lin, J.-H.; Pan, Y.-J.; Liu, C.-F.; Huang, C.-L.; Hsieh, C.-T.; Chen, C.-K.; Lin, Z.-I.; Lou, C.-W. Preparation and Compatibility Evaluation of Polypropylene/High Density Polyethylene Polyblends. Materials 2015, 8, 8850-8859.
Lin J-H, Pan Y-J, Liu C-F, Huang C-L, Hsieh C-T, Chen C-K, Lin Z-I, Lou C-W. Preparation and Compatibility Evaluation of Polypropylene/High Density Polyethylene Polyblends. Materials. 2015; 8(12):8850-8859.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lin, Jia-Horng; Pan, Yi-Jun; Liu, Chi-Fan; Huang, Chien-Lin; Hsieh, Chien-Teng; Chen, Chih-Kuang; Lin, Zheng-Ian; Lou, Ching-Wen. 2015. "Preparation and Compatibility Evaluation of Polypropylene/High Density Polyethylene Polyblends." Materials 8, no. 12: 8850-8859.