Effect Of Poly-Ethylene-Co-Methyl Acrylate-Coglycidyl Methacrylate

Roslly, Nurul Amira Izzatie (2017) Effect Of Poly-Ethylene-Co-Methyl Acrylate-Coglycidyl Methacrylate. Project Report. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Bahan Sumber Mineral. (Submitted)

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The effect of different compositions of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and low density polyethylene (LDPE) blends (20/80, 50/50, 80/20 of PBT/LDPE) and the effect of different amounts (5, 10 and 15 wt%) of poly (ethylene -co- methyl acrylate -co- glycidyl methacrylate) (EMAGMA) terpolymer and polyethylene grafted maleic anhydride (PEg- MA) as compatibilizers on the mechanical and morphological properties of PBT/LDPE blends were investigated. Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) showed two phase morphology with poor interaction between the phases. Based on mechanical properties, 80PBT/20LDPE exhibited the highest tensile strength and modulus and it was considered as the optimum blend system. Incorporation of EMAGMA or PE-g-MA as compatibilizer in the 80PBT/20LDPE blend showed improvement in impact strength but reduction in tensile strength. However, 80PBT/20LDPE blend with EMAGMA have better mechanical properties compared with the blend with PE-g-MA, even though the mechanical properties lowered than uncompatibilized 80PBT/20LDPE blend. FESEM study indicated less phase separation suggesting better interaction between the components in PBT/LDPE/EMAGMA blends compared with the PBT/LDPE/PE-g-MA blends. In conclusion, EMAGMA is considered as a better compatibilizer compared with PE-g-MA, but it could not act as an effective compatibilizer for the PBT/LDPE blend system at low content.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: T Technology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Bahan & Sumber Mineral (School of Material & Mineral Resource Engineering) > Monograph
Depositing User: Mr Mohamed Yunus Mat Yusof
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 07:14
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 07:14
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/52472

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