Thermal degradation and crystallisation studies of reactively compatibilised polymer blends

Seno Jose, Sabu Thomas, P. K. Biju, Peter Koshy, J. Karger-Kocsis

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The thermal degradation and crystallisation behaviours of polyamide12/isotactic polypropylene (PA12/PP) blends were studied. Effects of blend ratio and compatibiliser concentration on the thermal degradation properties of the blends were analysed. The activation energy for degradation in compatibilised and uncompatibilised blends computed using Horowitz-Metzger equation was reported. The blend ratio as well as the presence of compatibiliser has significant effect on the thermal stability of the blends. Phase morphology was found to be one of the decisive factors that affected the thermal stability of both uncompatibilised and compatibilised blends. Melting and crystallisation behaviours of the blends in the presence and absence of compatibiliser were evaluated. It was observed that blending has no significant effect on the melting and crystallisation properties of PA12 and PP. Compatibilisation of 70/30 and 50/50 PA12/PP blends didn't affect the crystallisation and melting behaviours of PA12 and PP even though some discrepancies were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1176-1187
Number of pages12
JournalPolymer Degradation and Stability
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - jún. 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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