Characterisation of polyethylene powders for rotational moulding and effect of powder size and shape on densification behaviour

P. R W Hanna, M. P. Kearns, A. Scolan, M. McCourt, E. Maziers

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Abstract

The particle size, shape and distribution of a range of rotational moulding polyethylenes (PEs) ground to powder was investigated using a novel visual data acquisition and analysis system (TP Picture®), developed by Total Petrochemicals. Differences in the individual particle shape factors of the powder samples were observed and correlations with the grinding conditions were determined. When heated, the bubble dissolution behaviour of the same powders was investigated and the shape factor correlated with densification rate, bubble size and bubble distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Pages819-821
Number of pages3
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 16 May 201020 May 2010

Conference

Conference68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period16/05/201020/05/2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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