Authors Jogi, B. F, ; Bhattacharyya, A.R. ; Poyekar, A. V. ; Pötschke, P. ; Simon, G. P. ; Kumar, S.
Title The simultaneous addition of styrene maleic anhydride copolymer and multiwall carbon nanotubes during melt-mixing on the morphology of binary blends of polyamide6 and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer
Date 01.02.2015
Number 40022
Abstract The effect of simultaneous addition of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and a reactive compatibilizer (styrene maleic anhydride copolymer, SMA) during melt-mixing on the phase morphology of 80/20 (wt/wt) PA6/ABS blend has been investigated. Morphological analysis through scanning and transmission electron microscopic analysis revealed finer morphology of the blends in presence of SMA + MWNTs. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic analysis indicated the formation of imide bonds during melt-mixing. Non-isothermal crystallization studies exhibited the presence of a majority faction of MWNTs in the PA6 phase of 80/20 (wt/wt) PA6/ABS blend in presence of SMA + MWNTs. Rheological analysis, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis, and thermogravimetric analysis have demonstrated the compatibilization action of simultaneous addition of a reactive compatibilizer (SMA copolymer) and MWNTs in PA6/ABS blends. An attempt has been made to investigate the role of simultaneous addition of SMA copolymer and MWNTs on the morphology of 80/20 (wt/wt) PA6/ABS blend through various characterization techniques. POLYM. ENG. SCI., 2014. © 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers.
Publisher Polymer Engineering and Science
Citation Polymer Engineering and Science 55 (2015) 457-465

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