Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Blending of nylon-6 and nylon-66 was carried out by coextrusion in the whole range of compositions with particular emphasis on small amounts of one polymer in the other. Most significant improvement in properties is achieved at low blend compositions in which the minor component remains amorphous while severely affecting the crystallization behavior of the major component. The nylon-6-rich blends crystallize predominantly in the γ-crystalline form, whereas the nylon-66-rich blends exhibit low crystallinity. Because of this property, the blends are more easily drawable, giving rise to a more highly oriented structure with improved tensile properties and uniformity. High tenacity and modulus are observed in drawn blends containing 70% nylon 6 and 30% nylon-66.
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