Analysis of rheological properties of blends of high density polyethylene

Luis López, Juan Arévalo, Jorge Fajardo, Edwuin Carrasquero, Luis Garzón

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Abstract

© 2016 IEEE. Given the growing request for reusing raw material in new manufactured products in the plastics industry, the present study analyzes the effect of the concentration of recycled materials and pigments on the rheological properties of the polymer blend. It was quantified and analyzed in a statistical way the significance of the effects that these components produce in the rheological properties, such as the melt flow index, the maximum torque and the degradation time on high density polyethylene (HDPE). Knowledge of such properties will optimize processing parameters by using polymer blends with recycled materials and pigments. A minimum effect of the components was evidenced on the melt flow index having the pigment content the greatest impact factor.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages28-45
Number of pages18
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Oct 2016
Event2016 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, ARGENCON 2016 - Córdoba, Argentina
Duration: 15 Jun 201617 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, ARGENCON 2016
Abbreviated titleARGENCON 2016
Country/TerritoryArgentina
CityCórdoba
Period15/06/1617/06/16

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