Non-isothermal crystallization of semi-crystalline polymers: The influence of cooling rate and pressure

Martin van Drongelen, Peter C. Roozemond, Gerrit W.M. Peters

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During industrial processing, polymer melts are exposed to local high
cooling rates, strong deformation rates and high pressures. Nowadays, research in
the field of semi-crystalline polymers still strives towards an accurate prediction of
the evolution and final appearance of the crystalline morphology in polymer
products. After all, the amount, number, phase and orientation of the crystallites
act in a combined way and control the final optical and mechanical properties. This
chapter discusses recent experimental and model developments concerning the
influence of industrially relevant cooling rates and pressures on the
non-isothermal crystallization of both an isotactic polypropylene and a linear
low-density polyethylene grade. The influence of flow gradients is discussed in
Chapter (Roozemond et al., Adv Polym Sci, 2016).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Crystallization II
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Chain Microstructure to Processing
EditorsFinizia Auriemma, Giovanni Carlo Alfonso, Claudio de Rosa
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-50684-5
ISBN (Print)9783319506838
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in polymer science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing


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