Effect of Ethylene-Propylene Copolymer Composition on Morphology and Surface Properties of Impact Poly (propylene) Copolymer

Kim, S.; Choi, Y.; Choi, W.; Choi, C.; Chun, Y.S.

Macromolecular Symposia 312(1): 27-33

2012


ISSN/ISBN: 1022-1360
Accession: 083353363

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Abstract
Impact poly (propylene) copolymers (IPC) having various ethylene-propylene rubber (EPR) compositions were prepared using a high activity Ziegler-Natta catalyst. Epr composition was characterized by temperature rising elution fractionation (TREF) analysis and FT-Ir spectroscopy. Effect of Epr composition on the morphology and surface properties of Ipc was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), 3D profiler, and gloss meter. Composition and amount of amorphous and crystalline Epr were quantified by Tref and found to be dependent on the ethylene content in EPR. From the Sem result, it was found Epr composition has a strong influence on its shape and size. IPCs containing propylene-rich Epr exhibited a finer dispersion of Epr phase. The surface roughness decreased with decreasing ethylene content in EPR. The comparison of Epr composition and morphology and surface properties exhibited strong correlations.