Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Journal of Engineering
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8539694, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8539694
Research Article

Study of Thermal Properties of Mixed (PP/EPR)/ABS with Five Model Compatibilizers

1Laboratory of Mechanics, Materials, Structure and Production, Faculty of Science, University of Douala, P.O. Box 24157, Douala, Cameroon
2Fundamental Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Douala, P.O. Box 24157, Douala, Cameroon
3Mechanics Laboratory (lme), Rheology of Thin Films and Environment, University of Laghouat, Laghouat, Algeria

Received 26 September 2015; Revised 20 December 2015; Accepted 29 December 2015

Academic Editor: Runcang Sun

Copyright © 2016 Pierre Marcel Anicet Noah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The influences of incorporating compatibilizers E-EA-MAH, E-MA-GMA, E-AM, SEBS KRATON G, or PP-g-MAH on the thermal properties of mixed (polypropylene/ethylene propylene rubber)/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PP/EPR)/ABS have been investigated. DSC investigations have revealed that the incorporation of 5% of ABS in the copolymer (PP/EPR) does not fundamentally affect the thermal properties of the basic copolymer; additionally, the addition of 1.5% of each of the compatibilizers in the basic mixture does not significantly alter the crystallization temperature values and the melting of the -P- sequences. There is a variation of melting enthalpy values of the -P- sequences of 18.23% using SEBS KRATON G and of 10.38% using E-AM-GMA. When the rate of each of the compatibilizers increases to 5%, overall crystallization enthalpies of -P- sequences are almost kept unchanged, except for the case of using the compatibilizer E-AM-GMA with a variation of 8.42%. There is a minor variation of the melting enthalpy of -P- sequences with higher levels of compatibilizer. The incorporation of 5% ABS copolymer in the PP/EPR does not significantly alter the thermal properties of the basic structure of (PP/EPR)/ABS.