Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry

, Volume 90, Issue 12, pp 2009–2015 | Cite as

Effect of the Free Quenching on Mechanical and Thermomechanical Properties of ABS

  • A. Bencid
  • F. Rouabah
  • M. Fois
  • H. Djidjelli
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The purpose of this work was to investigate the influence of thermal annealing and quenching on mechanical, and thermomechanical properties of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). The free quenching was applied over a temperature range starting from a temperature slightly above Tg to temperatures below 0°C. The improvement of the impact strength is linked to the cavitation of the rubber particles close to the samples surface. The existence of a relaxation mode located around–10°C may participate to the relaxation of the residual stresses when the sample is quenched under 0°C, this phenomenon would promote cavitation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire des matériaux polymères avancésUniversité de BejaiaBejaiaAlgeria
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physico-chimie des Hauts PolymèresUniversité Ferhat AbbasSétifAlgeria
  3. 3.Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne, CERTESCréteil CedexFrance

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