Rheological behavior of highly filled polymer melts
Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2004
Copyright © 1983 Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc.
Polymer Engineering & Science
Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 206–210, March 1983
How to Cite
Bigg, D. M. (1983), Rheological behavior of highly filled polymer melts. Polym Eng Sci, 23: 206–210. doi: 10.1002/pen.760230408
- Issue online: 25 AUG 2004
- Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2004
The rheological behavior of highly filled polymer melts has been examined. At concentrations near the maximum packing fraction, strain-dependent behavior was observed at strains as low as 1 percent. Selected surface treatments were shown to reduce particle agglomeration. This produced composite melts with lower viscosities and higher maximum loadings. While η* – ω plots provide information on the shear strength of the interparticle network, G′ – ω plots show evidence of phase separation.