Surface enhancement of TPO polymers with improved flow and scratch properties

Ashutosh H. Sharma, Jennifer Lynch

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Abstract

Detailed application data is presented for the newly developed additive formulations designed for their use in surface enhancement of TPO polymers with improved flow and scratch properties. Improvements in impact properties and talc dispersion have been achieved with newly developed additives. Excellent scratch resistance performance has been achieved in TPO when used at 1-3% loadings without negatively affecting key physical properties. Recent work conducted on flow and release property enhancers for polyolefins are discussed. It is shown that significant performance improvements in PP /TPO polymers can be obtained at low loadings of these process aids. In addition to mechanical properties, rheological data is presented. It is shown that tailor making the additive formulations can achieve optimal scratch performance required for automotive interior/exterior applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009
Pages1042-1053
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Nov 25 2009
Event67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 24 2009

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/22/096/24/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Sharma, A. H., & Lynch, J. (2009). Surface enhancement of TPO polymers with improved flow and scratch properties. In 67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009 (pp. 1042-1053). (Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2).