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Thermal degradation and mechanical properties of PET blends

Girija, BG and Sailaja, RRN and Madras, Giridhar (2005) Thermal degradation and mechanical properties of PET blends. In: Polymer Degradation and Stability, 90 (1). pp. 147-153.

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Abstract

The thermal degradation and mechanical properties of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) blended with compounds like starch, cyanoethylated cellulose, cyanoethylated wood flour and polylactide was investigated. The thermal degradation of the blends was studied using thermogravimetry while the mechanical properties were determined by measurement of tensile properties and impact strength. The results indicated the possibility of interaction between PET with other components during thermal degradation while the mechanical properties showed a reduction by the addition of these components owing to improper adhesion.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: Thermal degradation;Thermal stability;Mechanical properties;PET blends
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/4079

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