On the performance of Polypropylene: between synthesis and end-use properties

Claudia Stern

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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    Numerous publications have appeared which focus on the opic `structure and end-use properties relationship in PP¿. However, none of these research groups has ever tried a holistic approach. A holistic approach based on the ¿chain of knowledge¿ aims to determine and understand the end-use properties of parts, based on well-defined polymers. Primarily, the present thesis has followed that idea and studied systematically the influence of the molecular structure on the resultant mechanical properties of injection-moulded polypropylene (PP) parts for the first time. The results found offer exciting and essential new insight into the polymeric structure-properties relationship and provide a more fundamental understanding of isotactic PP.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Weickert, G., Supervisor
    • Frick, Achim Robert, Supervisor, External person
    Award date2 Nov 2005
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs90-365-2252-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2005


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