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The effect of injection molding temperature on the morphology and mechanical properties of PP/PET blends and microfibrillar composites

Maja Kuzmanovic (UGent) , Laurens Delva (UGent) , Ludwig Cardon (UGent) and Kim Ragaert (UGent)
(2016) POLYMERS. 8(10).
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Within this research the effect of injection molding temperature on polypropylene (PP)/poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) blends and microfibrillar composites was investigated. Injection molding blends (IMBs) and microfibrillar composites (MFCs) of PP/PET have been prepared in a weight ratio 70/30. The samples were processed at three different injection molding temperatures (Tim) (210, 230, 280 C) and subjected to extensive characterization. The observations from the fracture surfaces of MFCs showed that PET fibers can be achieved by three step processing. The results indicated that Tim has a big influence on morphology of IMBs and MFCs. With increasing the Tim, distinctive variations in particle and fiber diameters were noticed. The differences in mechanical performances were obtained by flexural and impact tests. Establishing relationships between the processing parameters, properties, and morphology of composites is of key importance for the valorization of MFC polymers.
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injection molding, microfibrillar composites, thermal properties, mechanical properties, morphology

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Kuzmanovic, Maja et al. “The Effect of Injection Molding Temperature on the Morphology and Mechanical Properties of PP/PET Blends and Microfibrillar Composites.” POLYMERS 8.10 (2016): n. pag. Print.
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Kuzmanovic, M., Delva, L., Cardon, L., & Ragaert, K. (2016). The effect of injection molding temperature on the morphology and mechanical properties of PP/PET blends and microfibrillar composites. POLYMERS, 8(10).
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Kuzmanovic, Maja, Laurens Delva, Ludwig Cardon, and Kim Ragaert. 2016. “The Effect of Injection Molding Temperature on the Morphology and Mechanical Properties of PP/PET Blends and Microfibrillar Composites.” Polymers 8 (10).
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Kuzmanovic, Maja, Laurens Delva, Ludwig Cardon, and Kim Ragaert. 2016. “The Effect of Injection Molding Temperature on the Morphology and Mechanical Properties of PP/PET Blends and Microfibrillar Composites.” Polymers 8 (10).
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Kuzmanovic M, Delva L, Cardon L, Ragaert K. The effect of injection molding temperature on the morphology and mechanical properties of PP/PET blends and microfibrillar composites. POLYMERS. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI AG; 2016;8(10).
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M. Kuzmanovic, L. Delva, L. Cardon, and K. Ragaert, “The effect of injection molding temperature on the morphology and mechanical properties of PP/PET blends and microfibrillar composites,” POLYMERS, vol. 8, no. 10, 2016.
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  abstract     = {Within this research the effect of injection molding temperature on polypropylene (PP)/poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) blends and microfibrillar composites was investigated. Injection molding blends (IMBs) and microfibrillar composites (MFCs) of PP/PET have been prepared in a weight ratio 70/30. The samples were processed at three different injection molding temperatures (Tim) (210, 230, 280 C) and subjected to extensive characterization. The observations from the fracture surfaces of MFCs showed that PET fibers can be achieved by three step processing. The results indicated that Tim has a big influence on morphology of IMBs and MFCs. With increasing the Tim, distinctive variations in particle and fiber diameters were noticed. The differences in mechanical performances were obtained by flexural and impact tests. Establishing relationships between the processing parameters, properties, and morphology of composites is of key importance for the valorization of MFC polymers.},
  articleno    = {355},
  author       = {Kuzmanovic, Maja and Delva, Laurens and Cardon, Ludwig and Ragaert, Kim},
  issn         = {2073-4360},
  journal      = {POLYMERS},
  keywords     = {injection molding,microfibrillar composites,thermal properties,mechanical properties,morphology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {16},
  publisher    = {MDPI AG},
  title        = {The effect of injection molding temperature on the morphology and mechanical properties of PP/PET blends and microfibrillar composites},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym8100355},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2016},
}

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