The effect of PET additive on mechanical and morphological properties of PP


Kosovalı Çavuş F., Özcanlı Y. , Beken M.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, cilt.34, ss.319-326, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 34
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17341/gazimmfd.416494
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.319-326

Özet

In this study, the mechanical and morphological properties of polypropylene (PP) / polyethylene terephthalate (PET) blends were investigated. The optimum ratio of the mechanical properties of PP / PET polymeric mixtures was determined accordingly. In order to determine the mechanical properties of the PP / PET blends, both dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and tensile tests were performed at a draw speed of 25 mm / min and at different ambient temperatures. In addition, it was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to observe the change of the morphological properties of PP/PET blends in relation to PET contribution. According to tensile test results, the highest Young's modulus and hardness values at room temperature were observed in PP + 40% PET sample. These results are supported by SEM results.