Mechanical behavior of polyblended polystyrene and ethylene–propylene–diene rubber by cationic reactions in the melt
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1989 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 38, Issue 9, pages 1677–1683, 5 November 1989
How to Cite
Shaw, S. and Singh, R. P. (1989), Mechanical behavior of polyblended polystyrene and ethylene–propylene–diene rubber by cationic reactions in the melt. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 38: 1677–1683. doi: 10.1002/app.1989.070380908
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 SEP 1988
- Manuscript Received: 23 MAY 1988
Attempts have been made to obtain high impact polystyrene by Lewis-acid-initiated degradation process in the melt reactions of PS and EPDM. It is found that impact strength improves whereas tensile strength decreases. This can be interpreted by the increased solubility of the coupled rubber molecules in the continuous phase.