Mechanical properties of ternary blends of ABS + HIPS + PETG

Show simple item record Focke, Walter Wilhelm Joseph, Susan Grimbeek, J. (Jackie) Summers, Gabriel J. Kretzschmar, Bernd 2011-01-17T08:05:31Z 2011-01-17T08:05:31Z 2009-08
dc.description.abstract The effect of a commercial styrene/butadiene/styrene-based compatibilizer (Styroflex) on the tensile and impact properties of ternary blends of poly(acrylonitrile-co-butadiene-co-styrene) (ABS), high impact poly(styrene) (HIPS) and poly(ethylene terephthalate-cocyclohexanedimethanol terephthalate) (PETG) was investigated. The tensile yield strengths and the moduli of the blends were of similar magnitude as the parent polymers. However, notched Charpy impact properties showed significant deviations with high synergy in ABS/PETG blends and strong antagonism in HIPS/PETG blends. Addition of Styroflex improved the impact properties of all blends containing HIPS and ABS. Dynamic mechanical analysis studies confirm the phase separated nature of ABS/PETG binary blends. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Financial support for this research from the Institutional Research Development Programme (IRDP) of the NRF, the Leibniz-Institute of Polymer Research, the University of Pretoria and Xyris Technology is gratefully acknowledged. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Focke, WW, Joseph, S, Grimbeek, J, Summers, GJ & Kretzschmar, B 2009, 'Mechanical properties of ternary blends of ABS + HIPS + PETG', Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, vol. 48, no. 8, pp. 814-820. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0360-2559
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/03602550902994862
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.rights Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, vol. 48, pp. 814-820. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering is available online at: en_US
dc.subject ABS en_US
dc.subject High impact poly(styrene) (HIPS) en_US
dc.subject Poly(ethylene terephthalate-cocyclohexanedimethanol terephthalate) (PETG) en_US
dc.subject Polymer blends en_US
dc.subject Charpy impact strength en_US
dc.title Mechanical properties of ternary blends of ABS + HIPS + PETG en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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