Reactive compatibilization of an immiscible polyester/polyolefin blend with PP-g-MAH and PMPI dual compatibilizers
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2013
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Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 131, Issue 10, May 15, 2014
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2014). Reactive compatibilization of an immiscible polyester/polyolefin blend with PP-g-MAH and PMPI dual compatibilizers. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 131, 40232, doi: 10.1002/app.40232, , and (
- Issue published online: 14 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 12 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Received: 28 AUG 2013
- Inha University Research
- mechanical properties
Blends of a polyester hot melt resin and a poly-α-olefin hot melt resin were modified using the reactive compounding technique. The effects of the compatibilizers were evaluated by studying the mechanical properties, the morphology, and the thermal properties of the modified blends. A pronounced compatibilizing effect was obtained with dual compatibilizers composed of maleated polypropylene and poly[methylene (phenylene isocyanate)] (PMPI). The addition of 1 phr of PMPI was sufficient to improve the elongation and tensile strength. From the results, it is anticipated that PMPI can be used as an efficient coupler to enhance the compatibility of immiscible polyester/polyolefin blends. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 40232.