Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
This study focuses on the effect of various processing and cooling conditions upon the subsequent melting and solidification behavior of blends of poly(butylene terephthalate) (PBT) and high density polyethylene (HDPE). Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) measurements have shown that the crystallization of reprocessed PBT is different from the crystallization behavior of virgin samples. Two melting endotherms for PBT were observed for reprocessed PBT and for PBT-PE blends. The nature of each PBT peak is discussed in relation to processing history, solidification conditions, and composition. The presence of two crystallization peaks for the PE component in blends of PE and PBT are thought to be associated with the restriction of molecular motion of PE in the presence of the second component. The relative magnitudes of the two exotherms of PE vary with composition and cooling rate during solidification.
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