Properties of blends prepared from surface-modified low-density polyethylene and poly(vinyl chloride)

Akovali, G
Torun, TT
Improvement of adhesion between low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) in their blends was attempted by plasma modification of their surfaces. A series of different plasma treatments, vinyl chloride or carbon tetrachloride plasma for PE and acetylene plasma for PVC, were employed. In addition, an oligomeric copolymer of PE-VC was also tested in the blend. After modification, different degrees of improvement were obtained in mechanical properties, ranging from slight for acetylene plasma-modified samples to high for the vinyl chloride plasma-modified samples and samples with added oligomeric copolymer.


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G. Akovali and T. Torun, “Properties of blends prepared from surface-modified low-density polyethylene and poly(vinyl chloride),” POLYMER INTERNATIONAL, pp. 307–314, 1997, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: