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Effects of mixing protocol on morphology and properties of PA6/ABS blends compatibilized with MMA-MA

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Castro, L. D. C. [1] ; Oliveira, A. D. [1] ; Kersch, M. [2] ; Altstadt, V. [2] ; Pessan, L. A. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Mat Engn, Via Washington Luiz Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Bayreuth, Fac Engn Sci, Dept Polymer Engn, D-95447 Bayreuth - Germany
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science; v. 133, n. 27 JUL 15 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 7

The effect of different mixing protocols in the preparation of PA6/ABS/MMA-MA (57.5/37.5/5 wt %) blends on their morphological, rheological, thermal, thermomechanical, and mechanical behavior were studied. Despite the second-phase size reduction due to copolymer incorporation, mixing sequence seems to play an important role in the properties of the blends. When PA6 is blended with the pre-blended ABS/MMA-MA system, compatibilizer is preferentially located in ABS phase and a co-continuous structure is formed. The co-continuity is believed to be responsible for the enhancements in toughness, but excessive presence of MMA-MA in ABS phase seems to hamper thermomechanical properties. On the other hand, when ABS is blended with the PA6/MMA-MA system previously prepared, compatibilizer is preferentially located in PA6 phase and a particle-in-matrix morphology is observed. The absence of excessive amount of MMA-MA in ABS phase avoids the negative effect on thermomechanical resistance, however enhancements in toughness are not so pronounced. (c) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2016, 133, 43612. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/15445-5 - Nanocomposites from PA6/ABS blends compatibilized with functionalized copolymers
Grantee:Lucas Daniel Chiba de Castro
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master