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Title: Surface segregation during injection molding of polycarbonate/poly(methyl methacrylate) blend
Authors: Sako, Takumi
Ito, Asae
Yamaguchi, Masayuki
Keywords: Segregation
Polymer blend
Injection molding
Polycarbonate
Issue Date: 2017-05-09
Publisher: Springer
Magazine name: Journal of Polymer Research
Volume: 24
Number: 6
Start page: Article:89
DOI: 10.1007/s10965-017-1251-2
Abstract: We investigated the distribution of the constituent polymers of an injection-molded product comprising a miscible blend of polycarbonate (PC) and low-molecular-weight poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). We found that PMMA became localized at the surface without affecting the transparency of the product. As a result, the surface hardness was effectively enhanced by a small amount of PMMA. This technique can be used to produce an ideal plastic glass that has high transparency, mechanical toughness, and high surface hardness.
Rights: This is the author-created version of Springer, Takumi Sako, Asae Ito, Masayuki Yamaguchi, Journal of Polymer Research, 24(6), 2017, Article:89. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10965-017-1251-2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/15298
Material Type: author
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