Samples of HDPE and PA6 have been meltprocessed in the presence of two new phosphazene compounds, CP-2EPOX and CP-2OXA together with an ethylene/ acrylic acid copolymer. The blends have been prepared in an industrial twin-screw extruder by using PA6 and PE in weight ratios of 25/75 and 75/25. When used, 5 phr of EAA and 0.2 phr of CP have been added. The materials have been completely characterized from a rheological, morphological, and mechanical point of view. The results indicate that the additives used caused an increase in the rupture tensile properties, of the impact strength and viscosity especially in the PE-rich blend in the presence of CP-2EPOX. This result can be attributed both to a chain extension reaction on EAA and PA6 phases and on compatibilization effect due to the possible formation of EAA-g-PA6 copolymers. Thislatter occurrence is suggested by an improved adhesion between the phases and by an increased turbidity observed inthe Molau tests. Between the two compatibilizers, the CP-2EPOX displays the overall best results, especially forthe PE-based blends.
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Rivista||Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry
Scaffaro, R., Mistretta, M. C., La Mantia, F. P., Puglisi, C., Gleria, M., Samperi, F., & Bertani, R. (2006). On the Preparation and the Characterization of Polyethylene/Polyamide Blends by Melt Processing in the Presence of an Ethylene(co)acrylic Acid Copolymer and of New Phosphazene Compounds. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 21, 1986-1997.