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Influence of the degree of crystallinity and the surface free energy on the adhesion properties of different PLA/PBS blends in multicomponent injection molding
Biocomposites made of biodegradable polymers have grown in interest due to their environmentally friendliness, considering that non-biodegradable polymers waste conduces to pollution, displaying high environmental impact in climatic changes. Therefore, in the presented study, biodegradable Poly (lactic acid) (PLA) and poly (butylene succinate) (PBS) were investigated as a series of PLA/PBS melt-blending compounds with the weight ratios of 50/50, 60/40, 70/30, 80/20 and 90/10. In a two-component injection molding ...
The Effect of Injection Molding Parameters on Microcellular Foam Morphology
Microcellular foam injection molding with physical blowing agent (MuCell®) delivers monetary benefits, processing advantages and freedom of product design by reducing shrinkage. In conjunction with an advanced mold technology, so-called Pull and Foam method, there is great potential in controlling the foam structure of the component locally. In this study, Polycarbonate (PC) components were produced with nearly compact outer skin and a closed cellular core. To understand the relation between processing parameters and ...
Investigation of residual stresses in polypropylene using hot plate welding
During the cooling process of the molten material, residual stresses appear because the reduced volume of the cooled material cannot fully fill the space formerly occupied by the molten material. The morphology in and around the weld is formed by different factors depending on the material and process parameters. Different morphological structures relate to different mechanical properties. The process parameters and the welding results including morphology and residual stress are linked together. In this article, ...
Thermal Properties of Plasticized Cellulose Acetate and Its β-Relaxation Phenomenon
Cellulose acetate (CA), an organic ester, is a biobased polymer which exhibits good mechanical properties (e.g., high Young’s modulus and tensile strength). In recent decades, there has been significant work done to verify the thermal and thermomechanical behaviors of raw and plasticized cellulose acetate. In this study, the thermomechanical properties of plasticized cellulose acetate—especially its β-relaxation and activation energy—were investigated. The general thermal behavior was analyzed and compared with ...
Constant Temperature Approach for the Assessment of Injection Molding Parameter Influence on the Fatigue Behavior of Short Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 6
Short glass fiber reinforced plastics (SGFRP) offer superior mechanical properties compared to polymers, while still also enabling almost unlimited geometric variations of components at large-scale production. PA6-GF30 represents one of the most used SGFRP for series components, but the impact of injection molding process parameters on the fatigue properties is still insufficiently investigated. In this study, various injection molding parameter configurations were investigated on PA6-GF30. To take the significant ...