Toughness Improvement in Ternary HDPE/PS/PET Polymer Blends with Compatibilizer

  • K. Dobrovszky Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • F. Ronkay Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Keywords: ternary blend, compatibilization, toughness, scanning electron microscopy

Abstract

Preparing polymer blends is an efficient way to develop new raw materials. In the present study, the morphological and mechanical properties were investigated in ternary polymer blend. The three immiscible plastics were polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polystyrene (PS), which can be found in post-consumer waste in large quantities. Three different processing methods, internal mixing, extrusion and injection moulding were used during the production. Two different kinds of compatibilizer agents were also added to the blend. The results show that the best mechanical properties can be achieved if the ternary polymer blends are produced by extrusion followed by injection moulding or direct injection moulding was used without any previous homogenization, and styrene/ethylene-butylene/styrene copolymer grafted with maleic anhydride (SEBS-g-MA) was also added to the polymer blend.

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Author Biographies

K. Dobrovszky, Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department of Polymer Engineering, PhD student
F. Ronkay, Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department of Polymer Engineering, Associate professor

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Published
2015-01-27
How to Cite
Dobrovszky, K. and Ronkay, F. (2015) “Toughness Improvement in Ternary HDPE/PS/PET Polymer Blends with Compatibilizer”, Acta Technica Jaurinensis, 8(1), pp. pp. 36-46. doi: 10.14513/actatechjaur.v8.n1.359.
Section
Vehicle, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics