Polyamide (PA) and acrylonitrile/butadiene/styrene copolymer (ABS) may appear as a mixture in the recycled plastic stream. The incompatibility of these blends results in a blend with poor mechanical properties. The aim of this work is to partially convert the nitrile groups of the acrylonitrile/styrene copolymer (SAN) into oxazoline groups by reaction with aminoethanol (AE). Such modified SAN (SAN-m) can react with the amine or carboxylic acid end groups of PA, and therefore used as compatibilizers for blends of PA with ABS. SAN-m was found to reduce the SAN-domain size in the PA/SAN-blends. The initial acrylonitrile content of SAN-m had a strong influence on the degree of conversion into oxazoline groups and on the compatibilizing effect. Mechanical properties of SAN-m compatibilized PA/ABS blends were investigated. (C) 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||Journal of Applied Polymer Science|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2002|
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