Investigation of fracture mechanism of HDPE subjected to environmental stress cracking

Byoung Ho Choi, Jeffrey Weinhold, David Reuschief, Mridula Kapur

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Abstract

Environmental stress crack resistance (ESCR) is a commonly used test to characterize cracking failure of high density polyethylene (HDPE) used in rigid packaging applications. From a resin design standpoint it is important to understand the mechanism of environmental stress cracking (ESC) especially in the case of materials with significantly different ESCR values. In this report, the morphology of ESC is studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). A model to predict polymer ESCR using tie chain concentration considering the permeability of IGEPAL® solution is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPlastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007, Conference Proceedings
Pages269-273
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 28
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 2007 May 62007 May 11

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume1

Other

OtherSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period07/5/607/5/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Choi, B. H., Weinhold, J., Reuschief, D., & Kapur, M. (2007). Investigation of fracture mechanism of HDPE subjected to environmental stress cracking. In Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007, Conference Proceedings (pp. 269-273). (Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1).