Preparation of epoxy-modified polyethylene by graft extrusion and its applications to polyphenylene sulfide alloys as a compatibilizer

Chen Ming Chen, Tsung-Eong Hsien*, Mark O. Liu

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Abstract

Epoxy-modified polyethylene (PE-g-GMA) was successfully synthesized from glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) via the grafting reaction of extrusion. The mechanism of grafting reaction and the rapid determination for the percentage of grafting are also reported. Experimental results demonstrated that the PE-g-GMA is a good compatibilizer in polyphenylene sulfide/poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PPS/PET) as well as PPS/nylon 6,6/glass fiber alloys and the addition of PE-g-GMA into PPS alloys may effectively improve the mechanical properties of composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1307-1313
Number of pages7
JournalReactive and Functional Polymers
Volume68
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Compatibilizer
  • Epoxy-modified polyethylene
  • Graft extrusion

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