Mechanical and thermal properties of glass bead-filled nylon-6

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Author(s)

  • Li Huang
  • Qiang Yuan
  • Wei Jiang
  • Lijia An
  • Shengxiang Jiang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1885-1890
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume94
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2004

Abstract

The mechanical and thermal properties of glass bead-filled nylon-6 were studied by dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), tensile testing, Izod impact, thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) tests. DMA results showed that the incorporation of glass beads could lead to a substantial increase of the glass-transition temperature (Tg) of the blend, indicating that there existed strong interaction between glass beads and the nylon-6 matrix. Results of further calculation revealed that the average interaction between glass beads and the nylon-6 matrix deceased with increasing glass bead content as a result of the coalescence of glass beads. This conclusion was supported by SEM observations. Impact testing revealed that the notch Izod impact strength of nylon-6/glass bead blends substantially decreased with increasing glass bead content. Moreover, static tensile measurements implied that the Young's modulus of the nylon-6/glass bead blends increased considerably, whereas the tensile strength clearly decreased with increasing glass bead content. Finally, TGA and DSC measurements indicated that the thermal stability of the blend was obviously improved by incorporation of glass beads, whereas the melting behavior of the nylon-6 remained relatively unchanged with increasing glass bead content. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Research Area(s)

  • Blends, Glass beads, Mechanical properties, Nylon, Thermal properties

Citation Format(s)

Mechanical and thermal properties of glass bead-filled nylon-6. / Huang, Li; Yuan, Qiang; Jiang, Wei; An, Lijia; Jiang, Shengxiang; Li, R. K Y.

In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 94, No. 5, 05.12.2004, p. 1885-1890.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review