The effect of cross-linking on the thermal properties of LDPE/wax blends

Citation
Tn. Mtshali et al., The effect of cross-linking on the thermal properties of LDPE/wax blends, THERMOC ACT, 380(1), 2001, pp. 47-54
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences
Journal title
THERMOCHIMICA ACTA
ISSN journal
0040-6031 → ACNP
Volume
380
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
47 - 54
Database
ISI
SICI code
0040-6031(20011130)380:1<47:TEOCOT>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
Thermal properties of cross-linked and uncross-linked low-density polyethyl ene (LDPE)/Fischer-Tropsch wax blends were investigated in this paper. For cross-linked blends, the gel content was determined. It was observed that t he gel content increases with an increase in DCP concentration. The degree of crystallinity decreased with an increase in DCP concentration. The wax a nd LDPE were not mutually miscible at higher wax concentrations in the crys talline phase, as well as in the melt. The thermal stability of the blends decreased with an increase in wax content, and no direct correlation betwee n thermal stability and cross-link density was observed. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.