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Polyolefin Blends and Composites Optimization

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Feb 18, 2014

Reach higher performance & lower failure rate with your polyolefin alloys, blends & composites by getting practical support to optimize phases compatibilization.

Develop innovative materials (incl. biopolymers, recycled materials…) for various applications (automotive, building, wire…) by benefiting from Ashok Adur’s 35-year experience.

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Ashok Adur Presented By:
Ashok Adur

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Advanced

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Why should you view this course?

In comparison to other polymer blends, polyolefin blends have distinct advantages of lower density, lower cost, processing ease, and good combination of chemical, physical, and mechanical properties.

  1. Solve faster problems like phase separation, surging... by knowing how to easily adjust formulation & processing parameters
  2. Develop cheaper, greener, lighter functionalized polyolefins while avoiding failure in end-products thanks to a stronger approach to interfacial bonding
  3. Be competitive on high value markets by achieving high stiffness to weight ratio, moisture resistance, improved barrier properties…
Polyolefin Blends and Composites Optimization

Who should view this course?

R&D people at Polyolefin producers, Compounders & Converters needing practical support to reinforce their compatibilization strategies.

Course Outline

The following will be covered during this session:

  1. Introduction to Polyolefin-based alloys, blends and composites
    • Miscibility and Characteristics of Polyolefin Blends (fundamental concepts)
    • Why compatibilization is needed and what benefits can be obtained

  2. Typical Issues in compounding polyolefin-based alloys, blends and composites
    • Poor mechanical properties in end-use
    • High failure rate etc.

  3. How to increase and optimize the compatibilization of polyolefin-based alloys, blends and composites
    • Specific Methodologies & Techniques
    • Polyolefin-polyolefin combinations like polyethylene with polypropylene
    • Combinations of Polyolefin with Non-Polyolefins like PVC, Polyester, Polyamides, Mineral Fillers, Flame Retardants, Glass Fiber, Beads & Matting, Wood & Cellulose Fibers
    • Types of compounding equipment suitable for various combinations

  4. Developing superior polyolefin-based alloys, blends and composites for applications as diverse industries
    (Case studies with detailed set of mechanical and thermal property improvements)
    • Automotive parts from composites of polyolefin with glass fiber & matting
    • Polyolefin-PA alloys for agricultural bottles and exterior automotive parts
    • Building material applications with polyolefin-wood & cellulose fiber composites
    • Polyolefin-mineral FR Composites used in wire & cable

  5. New Developments in compatibilized polyolefin-based alloys blends and composites

  6. Summary

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Members Reviews

The course relates directly to the work that I do. The fundamentals were well presented & the case studies gave a good insight into problem solving.

Hoa P. , from Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc.

I learnt ways to make polyolefins more compatible and to increase their mechanical properties. The information will surely help me with projects at work.

Venkatesh N. , from Madico

An excellent course! This info will help us in our development activities of new polymer alloys..

Joe S. , from MRC Polymers

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