Morphology of PET/LDPE/Kraton Ternary Polymer Blend: Optimization of Physical Properties 

H. Ade With D.-J. Liu et al, Allied Signal. 

  • Where is the Kraton, a rubbery compound used as modifier? 
  • Is there some at the PET/Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) interface? 
  • Electron Microscopy and staining yielded ambiguous results.
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    X-ray micrographs of material acquired at two photon energies
     
     
    New insight: Kraton is not only located inside the LDPE domains, but also at the PET/LPDE interface. (Best to compare top right corner)

    H. Ade et al.,  Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 437, 99 (1996)
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    Stephen Urquhart  urquhart@unity.ncsu.edu September 13, 1998