Characterisation of densification temperature in rotational moulding

P.R.W. Hanna, E. Maziers, Mark Kearns, M. McCourt, G.M. McNally

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Abstract

The temperature at which densification ends for a range of blends comprising a metallocene catalysed medium density polyethylene (PE) in two different physical forms (powder and micropellets) were investigated using a novel data acquisition system (TP Picture®), developed by Total Petrochemicals [1]. The various blends were subsequently rotomoulded and test specimens prepared for mechanical analysis to establish the relationship between densification rate and bubble size / distribution on the part properties. The micropellets exhibited more rapid bubble removal times than powder.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Papers, Regional Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers
Pages2276-2280
Number of pages5
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2008

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