A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Effect of Compatibilization on the Melt Properties of Mixed Waste Plastics

Publication Details
Authors: Martikka Ossi, Nepal Suman, Hyvärinen Marko, Kärki Timo
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Key Engineering Materials
Journal acronym: KEM
Volume number: 814
Start page: 522
End page: 526
Number of pages: 5
ISSN: 1013-9826
eISSN: 1662-9795
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


The amount of waste produced increases globally, and valuable resources are lost if materials contained in wastes are not recycled. One such important material group is plastics, but it is typically mixed in municipal solid waste. In this paper, the effect of maleic compatibilizer on the melt properties of mixed waste plastic is studied in order to evaluate the effect of compatibilization on the processability of reclaimed plastics. The results indicate, that compatibilization has significant effect on both melt flow rate and melt volume index. Both are decreased notably, suggesting that compatibilization may impair the processability of mixed waste plastic, even though it is expected to improve other properties.

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