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PP/PA6 polymer blend preparation

By Jakub Olšan

Abstract

Bachelor’s thesis studies preparation of polymer blends of polyamide 6 with polypropylene. A present knowledge about preparation of polymer blend of PA6/PP was summarized in theoretical part. Experimental part is focused on an ideal ratio of starting materials for compounding to get maximal elongation at break. At first the preparation of samples was realised in Brabender mixer at temperature of 240 °C, reaction time 6 minutes and 50 RPM. Later, samples were prepared in double-screw extruder at temperature zones between 220 and 240 °C, transition time 3,5 minutes and 90 RPM. All samples were measured on melt flow rate and tensile test. Morfology was studied by SEM. Due to SEM it was discovered that there is huge difference between compatibilized and uncompatibilized blends in their morfology. Thanks to FTIR and DSC it was proved that there is chemical bond between PA 6 and compatibilizer. Conditionation of this exact blend was done to discover the influence on mechanical properties

Topics: polymer blend (alloy); roubování; směs polypropylenu s polyamidem 6; blend of polypropylene with polyamide 6; polymerní směs (slitina); grafting
Publisher: Vysoké učení technické v Brně. Fakulta chemická
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:invenio.nusl.cz:215224
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