Rheological Properties of PTT/POE/OMMT Composites
Poly(ethylene-octene)(POE) and organic montmorillonite(OMMT) acting respectively as the toughening agents and reinforcing agents, were used to prepare nanocomposites with Poly(trimethylene terephthalate)(PTT) in order to modify PTT, and the rheological properties of these composites were investigated by using capillary rheometer instrument. The OMMT used in composite was prepared by intercalating triphenyl phosphate (TPP) into MMT by mixed solution method. PTT/POE/OMMT nanocomposites were prepared by melt blending in twin-screw corotating extruder. Rheological results show that PTT/POE/OMMT composite melt was pseudo-plastic liquid and the pseudo-plasticity of the melt was decreased with increasing OMMT content for the strong interface interactions between OMMT and polymer molecular chains. The melt apparent viscosity was increased with increasing OMMT content. The flow activation energy results suggested that the composite melt having more OMMT components is more sensitive to the change of temperature.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
M. T. Run et al., "Rheological Properties of PTT/POE/OMMT Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 834-837, 2011