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Mechanical properties of Nylon-6/LDPE blends containing an epoxy resin compatibilizer

Prusty, M and Chanda, M (2002) Mechanical properties of Nylon-6/LDPE blends containing an epoxy resin compatibilizer. In: Journal of Polymer Materials, 19 (1). pp. 13-21.

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Binary and ternary blends of nylon-6/low density polyethylene (nylon-6/LDPE) and Nylon-6/LDPE/poly(ethylene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) were prepared by melt mixing. The blends exhibit two phase morphology with LDPE dispersed in the form of spherical domains in the nylon-6 matrix. The mechanical properties of the blends were measured by standard methods. It is shown that the use of the epoxy copolymer as a compatibilizer improves the impact strength of the blend as compared to nylon-6, which is attributed to better stress transfer across the interface due to the compatibilizer. The data for each mechanical property were also fitted into a best fit model equation and the method of steepest ascent was applied to arrive at the optimum composition of the blend for that property.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Polymer Materials
Publisher: A.A.Balkema Publishers
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to A.A.Balkema Publishers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 06:04
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2011 06:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39274

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