A study of the melt flow behaviour of ABS/CaCO3 composites

Chak Yin Tang, J. Z. Liang

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The melt flow rate (MFR) is an important characteristic of polymer-processing properties. The MFR of an acrylnitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) copolymer filled with two kinds of calcium carbonates (CaCO3) was measured in this article. The results showed that the MFR increased linearly with a rise of temperature, and was a power law function of load. Furthermore, the MFR decreased basically with the addition of the filler content (φ), but it was higher than that of the unfilled ABS at φ = 10%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-410
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2003


  • Acrylnitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Melt flow rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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