Non-isothermal crystallization of semi-crystalline polymers : the influence of cooling rate and pressure

M. van Drongelen, P.C. Roozemond, G.W.M. Peters

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During industrial processing, polymer melts are exposed to local high cooling rates, strong deformation rates and high pressures. Nowadays, research in the field of semi-crystalline polymers still strives towards an accurate prediction of the evolution and final appearance of the crystalline morphology in polymer products. After all, the amount, number, phase and orientation of the crystallites act in a combined way and control the final optical and mechanical properties. This chapter discusses recent experimental and model developments concerning the influence of industrially relevant cooling rates and pressures on the non-isothermal crystallization of both an isotactic polypropylene and a linear low-density polyethylene grade. The influence of flow gradients is discussed in Chapter (Roozemond et al., Adv Polym Sci, 2016)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer crystallization II
Subtitle of host publicationfrom chain microstructure to processing
EditorsF. Auriemma, G.A. Alfonso, C. Rosa, de
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-50684-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-50683-8
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Polymer Science
ISSN (Print)0065-3195


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