Morphology and Mechanical Properties of (Epoxy/PVC) Blend
In this research, the morphology and mechanical properties of (Epoxy/PVC) blend were investigated. (EP/PVC) blend was prepared by manual mixing of epoxy resin with different weight ratios of (Poly vinyl chloride (PVC) after dissolving it in cyclohexanon). Five sheets of polymer blends in wt% included (0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%) of PVC were prepared at room temperature. Tests were carried out to study some mechanical properties for these blends and compared with the properties of pure epoxy. The morphology of the prepared materials was examined to study the compatibility nature between the two polymers under work. It was found that the best ratio of addition is (20%) of PVC. This percentage gave the highest value of tensile strength compared with other percentages of mixing for (EP/PVC) blends.
Keywords: Epoxy, PVC, Polymer Blend, Mechanical Properties, Morphology.
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