Crystallization and melting behavior of β-nucleated isotactic polypropylene/polyamide 6 blends with maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene-vinyl acetate as a compatibilizer

Z. Yang, K. Mai

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Abstract

β-Nucleated isotactic polypropylene (β-iPP) blend with maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA-g-MA) and β-iPP/polyamide (PA) 6 blend, as well as its compatibilized version with EVA-g-MA as a compatibilizer were prepared with an internal mixer. Analysis from differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) indicates that the addition of EVA-g-MA into β-nucleated iPP decreases the crystallization temperature (Tcp) of PP, but it has no pronounced influence on the β-crystal content for β-nucleated iPP. For β-nucleated iPP/PA6 blends, PA6 obviously decreases the β-crystal content. However, the addition of EVA-g-MA is quite benefit for the formation of β-crystal in β-nucleated iPP/PA6 blends and the β-crystal content increases with increasing EVA-g-MA content. It is suggested that the nucleating agent mainly disperses in the PA6 phase and/or the interface between iPP and PA6 in iPP/PA6 blend, which was proved by etching the blends with sulfuric acid and experimental facts from SEM. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)152-158
Number of pages7
JournalThermochimica Acta
Volume511
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • β-Crystal
  • Crystallization behavior
  • EVA-g-MA
  • iPP/PA6 blend
  • Melting characteristic

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