Crystallisation and melting of highly filled polypropylene composites with surface treated fillers

Ren, Z, Shanks, R and Rook, T 2001, 'Crystallisation and melting of highly filled polypropylene composites with surface treated fillers', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 79, pp. 1942-1948.


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Title Crystallisation and melting of highly filled polypropylene composites with surface treated fillers
Author(s) Ren, Z
Shanks, R
Rook, T
Year 2001
Journal name Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume number 79
Start page 1942
End page 1948
Total pages 6
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Abstract Polypropylene (PP) composites with high filler content have been prepared with surface-treated fillers. The effect of the filler is twofold; nucleation of crystallization occurs, though the PP is also adsorbed onto the filler thereby retarding its motion. Differential scanning calorimetry has been used to study the crystallization of the PP. Melting and recrystallization during melting has been characterized by differential scanning calorimetry. The properties of the composites are more than an additive combination of the filler and polymer. In the case of highly filled composites, the morphology of the PP is important in limiting brittleness and for the strength of the interface between filler and polymer. Surface treatment of the filler has been found to have a significant control over the morphology and properties of the composites.
Subject Polymers and Plastics
DOI - identifier 10.1002/1097-4628(20010314)79:11%3c1942::AID-APP1001%3e3.0.CO;2-P
Copyright notice © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISSN 0021-8995
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