Adhesion of nylon-6 on surface treated aluminium substrates

Kai Tak Wan, A. Di Prima, Lin Ye, Yiu Wing Mai

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The adhesion between nylon-6/aluminium is discussed in terms of mechanical interlocking mechanism on a microscopic scale. A new "shaft-loaded" blister test was adopted to measure simultaneously the adhesive properties of thin nylon-6 films. Fracture toughness is also measured by a double cantilever beam geometry. Variables including polymer film thickness, hot-press conditions and durability are also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2109-2116
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics


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