Studies on Thermal Stability and Rheological Property of PU/PVDF Blend
In this article, the thermal stability of PU/PVDF blend was investigated by thermogravimetry (TG), and their rheological property was studied through testing and analyzing the rheological curves. The results showed that, with the increase in PVDF content, the thermal decomposition temperature of PU/PVDF blend increased, and by fitting relevant data to thermal decomposition dynamic equations, it was found that thermal decomposition activation energy of the blend increased gradually, i.e. the thermal stability of the blend increased gradually. Meantime, based on the curves of shear stress vs. shear rate of the blend at 180°C and 200°C, it was shown that for PU/PVDF blend, with the decrease of temperature and the increase in PVDF content, the non-Newtonian index decreased, while the viscosity of the blend increased.
G. L. Huan et al., "Studies on Thermal Stability and Rheological Property of PU/PVDF Blend", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 1065-1070, 2011