Viscometric investigation of compatibilization of the poly(vinyl chloride)/poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) blends by terpolymer of maleic anhydride-styrene-vinyl acetate


İMREN KOÇ D. , BOZTUĞ A. , YILMAZ E. , Zengin H.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, vol.891, pp.329-332, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 891
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2008.04.003
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-332

Abstract

In this study, a blend of poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC)/ethylene-co-vinyl acetate (EVA) was compatibilized by terpolymer of maleic anhydride-styrene-vinyl acetate (MAStVA) used as a compatibilizer. It was prepared the blends of 50/50 PVC/EVA containing 2-10% of the terpolymer. The compatibility experiences of these blends were investigated by using viscometric method in the range of concentrations (0.5-2.0 g dL(-1)) where tetrahydrofuran (THF) is the solvent. The interaction parameter (Delta b) was used to Study the miscibility and compatibility of polymer blend in solution, obtained from the modified Krigbaum and Wall theory. Turbidity and FTIR measurements were also used to investigate the miscibility of this pair of polymers. The values of the relative viscosities of the each polymer solution and their blends were measured by a Cannon-Fenske type viscometer. In consequence of the study, it was observed that a considerable improvement was achieved in the miscibility of PVC/EVA blends by adding among 5 and 10 wt% of compatibilizer. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.