Influence of the Phase Inversion on Mould-Shrinkage, Mechanical- and Burning Properties of Polymer Blend
Blending polymers is an effective method to develop novel materials, tailoring the properties of the components. However, different morphology structures can be formed during the preparation, which could result in a wide diversity of mechanical and physical properties. The properties of polymer blends are most significantly influenced by the emerging range of phase inversion, which depends on the composition ratio and the viscosity ratio. In this paper various blends were prepared, utilizing polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS) and two high density polyethylenes (HDPE), which differ in flowability. After preliminary homogenization by twin screw extruder, standard injection moulded specimen were prepared in order to present the effects of phase inversion on tensile properties, shrinkage and burning characteristics in binary polymer blends.
T. Berecz, A. Csóré, K. Májlinger, I.N. Orbulov and P.J. Szabó
K. Dobrovszky and F. Ronkay, "Influence of the Phase Inversion on Mould-Shrinkage, Mechanical- and Burning Properties of Polymer Blend", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 885, pp. 36-41, 2017