New higher added value polymeric materials made of poly(ethylene terephthalate)-contained fabrics waste and polyamide 6

Regina Jeziorska 

Industrial Chemistry Research Institute (ICRI), Rydygiera 8, Warszawa 01-793, Poland

Abstract

Post-production PET-contained fabrics waste (PET) and polyamide 6 (PA) were blended with maleic anhydride grafted linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE-g-MAH) as a reactive modifier. The reactions of LLDPE-g-MAH with blend components were studied by Fourier Transformation Infra Red Spectroscopy (FTIR), solubility behavior of the products in formic acid and rheological measurements. Investigated blends were prepared in a co-rotating twin-screw extruder and characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The static tensile properties, and impact strength of the blends were tested. The results indicate that the reactions of modifier with free carboxyl end groups of PA and polyesters run, at least in part, towards the formation of PA-co-modifier–co-PET copolymers acting as the effective compatibilizers for these blends.

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Presentation: oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005, Symposium E, by Regina Jeziorska
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005

Submitted: 2005-05-20 11:05
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:44
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