Effective blending of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene with polyethylene via solid-state shear pulverization

Mirian F. Diop, John M Torkelson

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Abstract

Blending ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) via conventional processing methods is challenging; as a result of the vast viscosity mismatch between UHMWPE and HDPE, blends prepared via melt processing contain UHMWPE agglomerates dispersed in HDPE. We demonstrate the utility of solid-state shear pulverization to effectively blend 20 wt% UHMWPE with HDPE. Using rheology, differential scanning calorimetry, and tensile testing we studied the effect of UHMWPE composition on blend properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication71st Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2013, ANTEC 2013
PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers
Pages152-156
Number of pages5
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781632665300
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event71st Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2013, ANTEC 2013 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2013Apr 24 2013

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Other71st Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2013, ANTEC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period4/22/134/24/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Diop, M. F., & Torkelson, J. M. (2013). Effective blending of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene with polyethylene via solid-state shear pulverization. In 71st Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2013, ANTEC 2013 (Vol. 1, pp. 152-156). Society of Plastics Engineers.