Show simple item record

AuthorMadi, N.K.
Available date2016-10-02T10:48:22Z
Publication Date2013-04
Publication NameMaterials & Designen_US
Identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2012.10.004
CitationN.K. Madi, Thermal and mechanical properties of injection molded recycled high density polyethylene blends with virgin isotactic polypropylene, Materials & Design, Volume 46, April 2013, Pages 435-441
ISSN02613069
URIhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261306912006930
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/4806
AbstractPolymer blending has become an important field in polymer research and especially in the area of recycling. In this research the target was to reduce the polymer waste problem. Therefore, recycled high density polyethylene (rHDPE) and virgin isotactic polypropylene (vPP) blends containing upto 30wt% of vPP have been prepared by melt compounding method using injection molding at 220°C. The thermal properties, thermal degradation and the mechanical properties of the polymer blends were studied using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and tensile testing method. DSC study shows that in all the blends there are two melting peaks, one around the melting temperature of rHDPE and another one around the melting point of vPP, indicating that vPP is not well dispersed into the rHDPE matrix. The changes in the heat of fusion for the rHDPE/iPP polymer blends versus vPP content suggests that incorporating vPP affects the crystallinity of the system. TGA analysis of the polymer blends shows that parts of rHDPE with 95/5 upto 80/20 of vPP are mostly stable composition which brings about valuable stabilization to the rHDPE. Tensile testing shows that there is strong correlation between the thermal properties and the tensile behavior of rHDPE/vpp blends.
Languageen
PublisherElsevier, Ltd
SubjectPolymer recycling
SubjectRecycled high density polyethylene/polypropylene blends
SubjectInjection molding
SubjectThermal properties
SubjectMechanical properties
TitleThermal and mechanical properties of injection molded recycled high density polyethylene blends with virgin isotactic polypropylene
TypeArticle
Pagination435-441
Volume Number46


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record