Olefin-maleic-anhydride copolymer based additives

A novel approach for compatibilizing blends of waste polyethylene and crumb rubber

Balázs Tóth, Csilla Varga, L. Bartha

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Abstract

In our work processing conditions and mechanical properties of waste polyethylene (PE)/crumb rubber (CR) blends have been improved by new types of compatibilizing additives synthesized from experimental olefin-maleic-anhydride copolymers at our laboratory.Compatibilizing additives have been introduced into the PE/CR blends in 0.2. wt% while CR concentration has been varied between 10 and 50. wt%. For comparison of the effects commercially available MA-g-PO type compatibilizing additives have also been applied. Tensile and Charpy impact tests of the compression moulded samples have been carried out.Several experimental additives have enhanced properties of the PE/CR blends either from the point of view of tensile or Charpy impact strength while commercial additives have had improving effects only on one of the abovementioned mechanical properties but not for both of them simultaneously. Since good mechanical properties could be achieved by our experimental compatibilizers good adhesion in the waste PE/CR samples have been considered and was proven by SEM graphs either.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalWaste Management
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Compatibilizer
  • Mechanical properties
  • Polymer blends
  • Recycling
  • Rubber

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Olefin-maleic-anhydride copolymer based additives : A novel approach for compatibilizing blends of waste polyethylene and crumb rubber. / Tóth, Balázs; Varga, Csilla; Bartha, L.

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