Investigation of the properties of PA6/PA610 blends and glass fiber reinforced PA6/PA610 composites


Artykbaeva E., Durmaz B. U. , Aksoy (Golshaei) P. (. , AYTAÇ A.

POLYMER COMPOSITES, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pc.26840
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER COMPOSITES
  • Keywords: blend, glass fiber, mechanical properties, polyamide, water absorption, MORPHOLOGICAL PROPERTIES, THERMAL-PROPERTIES, POLYAMIDE-6, BEHAVIOR

Abstract

Polyamide (PA) is the mostwidely used type of semi-crystalline polymer among engineering plastics, with its low density and high mechanical properties. But the high moisture absorption of PA6 limits its use in some areas. Blending and the addition of reinforcement can decrease the moisture absorption value of PA6. In this research, the PA6/PA610 blends and glass fiber (GF) reinforced PA6/PA610 composites were fabricated, and the features of these blends-composites were examined. The blends and composites were produced by using extrusion and injection molding methods and characterized by water absorption (WA) test, tensile test, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), thermogravimetric analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The loading rates of GF were used as 10-20- 30-40 wt%. According to the tensile test consequences, the highest increase in the tensile strength for the composites was observed at 30% GF ratio. DMA results demonstrated an increase in loss modulus and storage with the increasing fiber amount. It is observed that the WA value of neat PA6 was diminished by blending with PA610 and adding an increasing amount of GF.