Crystal Morphology and Thermal Properties of PA6/PP-g-MAH/POE Blends
The crystal morphology and thermal properties of the PA6/PP-g-MAH/POE blends prepared by twin-screw extruder were studied by polarized optical microscopy (POM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) respectively. The results suggest that the crystal morphology of PA6 is acicular crystal while PP-g-MAH is micro-spherulites; The acicular crystals form across POE phase to PA6 phase, and the acicular crystals of PA6 in the POE phase have better regularity in dimension than those in amorphous PA6 phase. Acting as a compatibilizer, PP-g-MAH improves the miscibility of PA6 and POE, leading to the glass transition temperature of the blends decreases gradually with increasing POE contents. PA6 and PP-g-MAH can crystallize individually, and the formed PA6 crystals induced the crystallization of PP-g-MAH at higher temperature; furthermore, PP-g-MAH and POE components can increase the crystallization rate of PA6.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
M. T. Run et al., "Crystal Morphology and Thermal Properties of PA6/PP-g-MAH/POE Blends", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 366, pp. 314-317, 2012