Improvement of the long-term performance of impact-modified polycarbonate by selected heat treatments

T.A.P. Engels, B.A.G. Schrauwen, L.E. Govaert, H.E.H. Meijer

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Next to the intended increase of the impact toughness, impact modification of polycarbonate generally results in an unwanted decrease in yield stress and time-to-failure under constant stress. It is demonstrated that this loss in strength can be fully compensated for by an annealing treatment, or by increasing the mold temperature.The influence of impact modification on the short and long-term strength of glassy polymers is predicted by extension of existing models with a scaling rule based on the filler volume percentage. Introduction of this scaling rule in the evolution of yield stress during physical aging even allows for the direct prediction of yield stress on the basis of process conditions.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)114-121
TijdschriftMacromolecular Materials and Engineering
Volume294
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2009

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