The effect of electron beam irradiation in presence of TMPTA as an initiator on tensile properties of linear low density polyethylene/poyl(vinyl alcohol) blends

Razif Nordin, Hanafi Ismail, Zulkifli Ahmad

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Abstract

The effect of electron beam (EB) irradiation on the thermal and tensile properties of unmodified and modified linear low density polyethylene/poly(vinyl alcohol) (LLDPE/PVA) blends with trimethylolpropane triacrylate (TMPTA) were investigated irradiated at 50, 100 and 150 kGy. The LLDPE/PVA blends were prepared by melt mixing. LLDPE/PVA (php/php) blends ratio between 90/10 to 40/60 was studied. The effects of TMPTA on gel content, FTIR and tensile properties of LLDPE/PVA blends were investigated. The results indicated that, the presence of TMPTA increased the tensile properties compared to blends without TMPTA due to more crosslinking formation. The degree of crosslinking was quantified by gel content measurements and verify with FTIR analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering, CHUSER 2011
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages706-709
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467300193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering, CHUSER 2011 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 5 Dec 20116 Dec 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering, CHUSER 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period5/12/116/12/11

Keywords

  • blends
  • poly(vinyl alcohol)
  • polyethylene

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