Tensile and Impact Properties of Recycled Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) and Polycarbonate Composites Reinforced with Silane Treated Hollow Glass Microspheres
Recycled poly (ethylene terephthalate) or R-PET is conventionally melt blended with polycarbonate with the presence of chain extender in order to produce polymer blend that provides good mechanical properties and cost effectiveness. This research was carried out to improve properties of such a blend by compounding them with silane treated hollow glass microspheres (HGMs), which mixing procedure was emphasized how it could affect mechanical properties. R-PET/PC/HGM composites of a fixed composition were melt compounded with three different mixing procedures. It was found that the compounding HGMs with PC and then R-PET obtained the most rigidity specimens than the all-in-one compounding or the compounding HGMs with R-PET and then PC. Silane treated HGMs were well distributed in the polymer matrix presenting good interfacial adhesion. However, the notched impact strength of all composites were inspected to be in the same range.
Takashi Amemiya, Xuelin Lei and Xiong Qi Peng
N. Hongsriphan et al., "Tensile and Impact Properties of Recycled Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) and Polycarbonate Composites Reinforced with Silane Treated Hollow Glass Microspheres", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 772, pp. 33-37, 2018