Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 8, pp 2171–2175 | Cite as

The thermodynamic behavior and morphology of PP/POE blends prepared by melt- and solution-mixing methods

  • Jing Zhao
  • Xingming Shuai
  • Li Wang
  • Xinqiang Tang
  • Xinhua Xu
  • Jing Sheng
  • Dinghai HuangEmail author

Polypropylene (PP) is one of the three general plastics of considerable commercial importance. It is a semi-crystalline polymer, with good mechanical and thermal properties, corrosion resistance, low cost, easy processing, and low density. It has been used to make a variety of products. However, one of the drawbacks of PP is its poor impact performance, which limits its application in some fields. The investigation for improving the property of PP for industry production is important.

Polymer blends provide an effective way for improving the property of materials. To overcome the drawback of PP aforementioned, several elastomeric materials such as ethylene–propylene rubber (EPR), ethylene–propylene diene monomer (EPDM), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), and polystyrene–butadiene–styrene (SBS) are used as impact modifiers to compound with PP to enhance the impact resistance of PP [1, 2, 3]. Polyethylene-1-octene (POE) is one of the most effective impact...


Differential Scanning Calorimetry LDPE Melting Enthalpy Polarize Optical Microscope Ethylene Vinyl Acetate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Zhao
    • 1
  • Xingming Shuai
    • 2
  • Li Wang
    • 1
  • Xinqiang Tang
    • 1
  • Xinhua Xu
    • 1
  • Jing Sheng
    • 1
  • Dinghai Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, School of Material Science and Engineering, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Composite and Functional MaterialsTianjin UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Luohe Vocational and Technical CollegeLuohePeople’s Republic of China

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