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Effects of compatibilization of oxidized polypropylene on PP blends of PP/PA6 and PP/talc



The influence of compatibilization on the dynamic mechanical properties of polypropylene (PP) binary blends with polyamide-6 (PA6), Talc, and oxidized PP (OPP) was investigated. The oxidation of PP homopolymer was performed in a internal mixer by using air as a oxidizing agent (under atmospheric pressure) and dodecanol-1 as an accelerator at 180°C for 6½ h [Abdouss, M.; Sharifi-Sanjani, N.; Bataille, P. J Appl Polym Sci 1999, 36, 10]. In the blends, OPP was used as a blend component and compared with PP over the whole concentration range. Pressed film blends of PP/OPP, PP/OPP/Talc, and PP/OPP/PA6 were examined by dynamic mechanical analyzer, thermal gravimetry analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. Mechanical properties such as tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, elongation, melt flow index, and hardness of the blends were measured. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 92: 2871–2883, 2004

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