Rheology, Phase Morphology and Crystallization Properties of PA6/PP-g-MAH/POE Blends
The phase morphology, rheology, and crystallization properties of the PA6/PP-g-MAH/POE blends prepared by melt-blending method were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), capillary rheometer and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), respectively. The results suggest that the compatibility of PA6 and POE can be improved by the compatibilizer of PP-g-MAH and the 10% of PP-g-MAH is preferred. PP-g-MAH and PA6 can both serve as nucleating agents for each other, and improve their crystallization behaviors. All melts of PA6/PP-g-MAH/POE blends are pseudo-plastic fluids, and PP-g-MAH components can increase the melt apparent viscosity due to its inherent higher viscosity, and so the processing property of the blend will be controlled in much wider temperature range.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
M. T. Run et al., "Rheology, Phase Morphology and Crystallization Properties of PA6/PP-g-MAH/POE Blends", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 382, pp. 264-267, 2012