Effect of processing and density on morphology and creep behavior of linear low-density polyethylene

Yakov B. Unigovski, Arthur L. Bobovitch, Emmanuel M. Gutman, Dmitry Mogilansky

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Abstract

Creep behavior of 40- and 80-μm-thick films of linear low-density polyethylene with four different densities produced by blowing and casting processes was investigated at room temperature (RT) and 70°C. As a criterion for ductile creep failure, strain-to-failure was chosen, which amounts to the maximum elongation characterized by necking of the whole sample. At RT under the stress of 8 MPa, strain-to-failure increases by one order of magnitude (from 0.08 to 0.80) with a decrease in density from 0.930 to 0.902 g/cm3. Processing effects creep deformation much less significantly in comparison with density. It is found that under loading at RT, some amount of orthorhombic phase in films with the densities of 0.902 and 0.912 g/cm3 transforms into the monocline phase. The intensity of a peak of this phase near the angle 2Î of 19.5° does not depend on the test duration. POLYM. ENG. SCI., 2011.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1642-1649
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Engineering and Science
Volume51
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2011

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