Electron beam irradiation of polystyrene/ethylene propylene diene monomer (PS/EPDM) blends, using polystyrene/polybutadiene block copolymers as compatibilizers, resulted in a two to three fold increase in Izod impact value. This greatly increased impact resistance is probably related to radiation-induced grafting of the butadiene part of the block copolymer, located at the interface, onto the dispersed EPDM particles.
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
Gisbergen, van, J. G. M., Borgmans, C. P. J. H., Sanden, van der, M. C. M., & Lemstra, P. J. (1990). Impact behaviour of polystyene/EPDM-rubber blends : influence of electron beam irradiation. Polymer Communications, 31(5), 162-164.