IMPROVEMENT IN LOW-TEMPERATURE TOUGHNESS OF POLY(VINYLCHLORIDE) BY COCROSSLINKING WITH POLYETHYLENE.

Yoshoro Nakamura, Akira Watanabe, Kunio Mori, Kosaku Tamura, Hitosi Miyazaki

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Abstract

A binary blending of two incompatible polymers, poly(vinylchloride) (PVC) and polyethylene (PE), was successfully performed through a partial cocrosslinking reaction with peroxide to give cocrosslinked blends with a uniform dispersion of small PE-particles and with improved mechanical property. The results were contributed through the formation of a crosslinked product which acts as a potential solid-phase dispersant as well as a well-bonded reinforcing interlayer on PE-particles uniformly dispersed in the PVC matrix. In this paper, a dramatic reduction in brittleness, which is a fatal defect in rigid PVC, is reported on the resulting blends through a partial cocrosslinking reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part C: Polymer Letters
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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