Effects of blend composition and compatibilizer on the mechanical properties of polypropylene/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene blends

Hoon Park Jung, Yu Taek Sung, Woo Nyon Kim, Hee Hong John, Kwon Hong Byeong, Wook Yoo Tae, Ho Gyu Yoon

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Polymer blends containing polypropylene (PP) with compatibilizers were prepared using twin screw extruder. Physical properties were investigated using universal test machine (UTM) and Izod impact tester. In the PP/acrylonitrile- butadiene-styrene (ABS) blends, mechanical strength was increased with the addition of PP-g-styrene acryloritrile (PP-g-SAN) compatibilizer, and the ductility was increased with the addition of ethylene-ethyl acrylate-maleic anhydride (E-EA-MAH-g-SAN) compatibilizer. For the PP/ABS/ polycarbonate (PC)/Nylon-6,6 blends, impact strength was increased with the addition of ethylene glycidylmethacrylate (E-GMA compatibilizer) up to 0.5 phr. In the case of the PP/ABS/PC/Nylon-6,6/poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)/poly(oxymethylene) (POM)/poly(vinyl acetate) (PVC)/poly(butylene terephthalate) (PBT) blends, mechanical properties were increased by the complex compatibilizing effects of PP-g-SAN, E-EA-MAH-g-SAN and E-GMA, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1



  • Compatibilizer
  • Mechanical properties
  • PP/ABS blend
  • Reactive blend

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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