Prusty, M and Chanda, M (2002) Mechanical properties of Nylon-6/LDPE blends containing an epoxy resin compatibilizer. In: Journal of Polymer Materials, 19 (1). pp. 13-21.Full text not available from this repository.
Binary and ternary blends of nylon-6/low density polyethylene (nylon-6/LDPE) and Nylon-6/LDPE/poly(ethylene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) were prepared by melt mixing. The blends exhibit two phase morphology with LDPE dispersed in the form of spherical domains in the nylon-6 matrix. The mechanical properties of the blends were measured by standard methods. It is shown that the use of the epoxy copolymer as a compatibilizer improves the impact strength of the blend as compared to nylon-6, which is attributed to better stress transfer across the interface due to the compatibilizer. The data for each mechanical property were also fitted into a best fit model equation and the method of steepest ascent was applied to arrive at the optimum composition of the blend for that property.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to A.A.Balkema Publishers.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jul 2011 06:04|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 06:04|
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