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Rajeshbabu, R. ; Gohs, U. ; Naskar, K. ; Mondal, M. ; Wagenknecht, U. ; Heinrich, G.
Electron-induced reactive processing of poly(propylene)/ethylene-octene copolymer blends: A novel route to prepare thermoplastic vulcanizates

TPVs are prepared by dynamic vulcanization in which crosslinking of an elastomeric polymer takes place during its melt mixing with a thermoplastic polymer under high-shear conditions. 30:70·wt% blends of PP and ethylene–octene copolymer are vulcanized using electron-induced reactive processing (EIReP) employing a range of absorbed doses (25, 50, and 100·kGy) while keeping the electron energy and treatment time fixed. The structure/property relationships of the prepared samples are studied using various characterization techniques such as DMA, DSC, SEM, and melt rheology. The results suggest that EIReP offers a novel route to prepare TPVs without any chemical crosslinking and coupling agents.

Source
Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 297

Pages
659-669

DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mame.201100209

Published
July 2012
 
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