Effects of MWCNTs Size on Melt Flow Properties of Polypropylene Composites During Capillary Extrusion

Effects of MWCNTs Size on Melt Flow Properties of Polypropylene Composites During Capillary... The influence of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) size including average diameter and length-diameter ratio on the melt flow behavior of polypropylene composites were investigated by means of a capillary rheometer in a temperature ranging from 190 to 230 °C and under apparent shear rates varying from 100 to 4000 s−1. It was found that the melt shear flow approximately obeyed the power law; the values of the melt shear viscosity increased with an increase of the filler weight fraction, while decreased with increasing the average diameter of the MWCNTs; the dependence of the melt shear viscosity on temperature roughly obeyed the Arrhenius equation; the relationship between the melt shear viscosity and the MWCNTs weight fraction was almost linear; the sensitivity of the melt apparent shear viscosity to the MWCNTs weight fraction was weakened with increasing the MWCNTs average diameter. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Polymers and the Environment Springer Journals

Effects of MWCNTs Size on Melt Flow Properties of Polypropylene Composites During Capillary Extrusion

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Chemistry; Polymer Sciences; Environmental Chemistry; Materials Science, general; Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
ISSN
1566-2543
eISSN
1572-8900
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10924-016-0866-4
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Abstract

The influence of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) size including average diameter and length-diameter ratio on the melt flow behavior of polypropylene composites were investigated by means of a capillary rheometer in a temperature ranging from 190 to 230 °C and under apparent shear rates varying from 100 to 4000 s−1. It was found that the melt shear flow approximately obeyed the power law; the values of the melt shear viscosity increased with an increase of the filler weight fraction, while decreased with increasing the average diameter of the MWCNTs; the dependence of the melt shear viscosity on temperature roughly obeyed the Arrhenius equation; the relationship between the melt shear viscosity and the MWCNTs weight fraction was almost linear; the sensitivity of the melt apparent shear viscosity to the MWCNTs weight fraction was weakened with increasing the MWCNTs average diameter.

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Journal of Polymers and the EnvironmentSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 18, 2016

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