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Reza Foudazi, Hossein Nazockdast
Rheology of Polypropylene/Liquid Crystalline Polymer Blends: Effect of Compatibilizer and Silica

Appl. Rheol. 20:1 (2010) 12218 (9 pages)

Abstract: The effect of classical compatibilizers and silica fillers, which are a new potential type of compatibilizers, on the rheological properties of PP/LCP blends was investigated.The frequency sweep, shear stress growth and stress relaxation upon cessation of steady shear were performed to probe the effect of the interfacial modification and the role of silica, on the rheological behaviour of the blend. It was found that SEBS-g-MA improves the interfacial interaction more than SEBS due to the possible chemical bonding between maleic anhydride groups and LCP chains. The results showed while the hydrophilic silica fills both matrix and the LCP dispersed phases, the hydrophobic silica has some compatibilizing effect on PP/LCP blend samples. © 2010 Applied Rheology.

DOI 10.3933/ApplRheol-20-12218

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