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A Description of the Fluoroelastomer Coating Evolution as a Polymer Processing Aid

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Author(s)

Mathurin G. Meillon, D Morgan, D Bigio, Kalman Migler, S Oriani

Abstract

For decades, fluoroelastomers have been used as polymer processing aids (PPA). Previous works have measured the thickness of the PPA coating, its effects on the polymer/die interface, and proposed several mechanisms of PPA coating. In this work, the coating process of a fluoroelastomer was visualized during the extrusion of a PPA/Polyethylene blend. The apparatus consisted of a capillary rheometer fitted with a sapphire die and a high resolution imaging system. The images obtained show a coating evolution from the adhesion of scarce PPA particles, to the massive wave flow of PPA, and finally the formation of streaks on the die wall. These sequences of images are correlated with the measurements of the die entrance pressure and the appearance of the extrudate.
Conference Dates
January 13, 2005
Conference Location
Undefined
Conference Title
ANTEC

Keywords

coating process, polymer processisng aid, sharkskin

Citation

Meillon, M. , Morgan, D. , Bigio, D. , Migler, K. and Oriani, S. (2008), A Description of the Fluoroelastomer Coating Evolution as a Polymer Processing Aid, ANTEC, Undefined (Accessed May 23, 2024)

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Created October 16, 2008