Development of novel one-step hybrid processing

Jennifer K. Lynch, Thomas Nosker, Kendall Mills Rutgers, Keith Luker

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Abstract

The plastics processing industry typically must pre-compound using extrusion prior to part fabrication by injection molding (IM). The aim of this work is to implement a novel method that combines compounding and part fabrication into one processing step, thereby eliminating a costly, heat-intensive extra step. Poly (trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT) is blended with 10, 15, 20, and 30 % fiberglass (FG) by three methods, including standard IM, pre-compounding followed by standard IM, and a novel, one-step IM process using an innovative mixing screw design. The effect of processing method on the mechanical, impact, and thermal properties of a FG-PTT composite is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010
Pages962-966
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2010
Event68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 20 2010

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/16/105/20/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

Keywords

  • AFEM
  • Fiberglass
  • Impact energy
  • Mixedness
  • Mixing
  • Novel processing
  • Poly (trimethylene terephthalate)
  • Polymer composite
  • Tensile properties

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