Effect of interface modification on the photo-stability of pigmented polyethylene films

P. Anna, Gy Bertalan, Gy Marosi, I. Ravadits, M. A. Maatoug

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The deterioration of differently stabilised and pigmented high density polyethylene films was investigated by DSC and UV spectroscopy methods in the course of accelerated photo-ageing and compared to earlier XPS and gel-content results. Unexpectedly quick destruction of phthalocyanine containing film was observed and explained by the adsorptive removal of the stabiliser from the polymer matrix. In the pigment (filler)-solvent-stabiliser model systems the high susceptibility of hindered phenol type heat-stabiliser to adsorb on talc and phthalocyanine pigment was proved by UV spectroscopic measurements. Surface coating of the talc and pigment with a reactive surfactant considerable reduced the adsorption capacity and thus improved the photo-stability of the pigmented film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-466
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Degradation and Stability
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 12 2001



  • DSC
  • Interface modification
  • Photo-stability of HDPE
  • Reactive surfactant
  • Stabiliser adsorption
  • UV spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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