While chemically similar, it has long been known that polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) are immiscible and suffer poor interfacial adhesion when processed as layered films or blends. In this paper we present an examination of the effect that processing conditions, such as extrusion residence time and post-extrusion take-up, have on the interfacial adhesion between PE and PP. We show that transient heat transfer analysis and rheological measurement can be used to determine processing conditions, which maximize adhesion between immiscible polymer pairs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Novel Trends in Rheology VII|
|Publisher||American Institute of Physics Inc.|
|State||Published - May 5 2017|
|Event||7th International Conference on Novel Trends in Rheology 2017 - Zlin, Czech Republic|
Duration: Jul 26 2017 → Jul 27 2017
|Name||AIP Conference Proceedings|
|Other||7th International Conference on Novel Trends in Rheology 2017|
|Period||7/26/17 → 7/27/17|
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