In the polymer melt processing, the solidification has a huge importance on the properties of the resulting part. For a semi-crystalline resin, this phenomenon involves a complex interplay between crystallization and the material rheology. In this work, an investigation is carried out on the influence of thermal conditions on crystallization kinetics and rheology of two commercial polyoxymethylene (POM) copolymers. In particular, isothermal crystallization experiments using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and rotational rheometry to measure the dynamic viscosity are performed. The evolution of the relative crystallinity and Normalized Rheological Function (NRF) are correlated by a recent technique which allows simultaneous analysis of several measurements, even if they are not carried out at same temperatures. On this basis, a relationship between the crystallinity and the hardening, i.e. the sharp increase in the viscosity, is obtained.
|Titolo:||The rheological and crystallization behavior of polyoxymethylene|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1.1 Articolo su rivista con DOI|