Effects of recycling on morphology and mechanical properties of a semi-aromatic Rodrun LC-5000 liquid crystalline polymer

Q. W. Xu, Hau Chung Man

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Abstract

In this work, a virgin Rodrun LC-5000 liquid crystalline polymer was recycled several times by an injection moulding process. The results showed that there is a significant decrease in the Young's modulus and the tensile strength after the recycling operation, while there is almost no change in the tensile strain. A power law relationship was established between the melt flow rate of the recycled resin and the number of recycling stages. The characteristic three-layer, skin-transition-core structure of the injection moulded specimens was also found to be altered by the number of recycling stages. (C) 2000 Society of Chemical Industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-252
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer International
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2000

Keywords

  • Melt flow rate
  • Morphology
  • Recycling
  • Thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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