In this work, the advantages of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) filled with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were combined with those of the over injection molding process in order to obtain two-component (2k) structures with very different but high mechanical and electrical properties. TPU/MWCNT composites with different MWCNTs wt.% were over-molded onto Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) substrates, under different processing conditions, and the adhesion was assessed by T-peel tests at room temperature. Since adhesion is also related to flow behavior, the rheological properties were studied with a capillary rheometer at shear rates similar to those of the injection molding process (102∼104s−1). Experimental results indicated that the most effective way to control the adhesion between the ABS substrate and the over-molded TPU/MWCNT composite is to increase the melt temperature. The addition of carbon nanotubes improves adhesion in the vicinity of 0.5 wt.% MWCNTs.
An Analysis of Interfacial Adhesion Between TPU/MWCNT Composites and ABS Substrate by Over Injection Molding
Fetecau, C, Stan, F, Cristea, NV, & Sandu, LI. "An Analysis of Interfacial Adhesion Between TPU/MWCNT Composites and ABS Substrate by Over Injection Molding." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 11th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. Volume 1: Processing. Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. June 27–July 1, 2016. V001T02A050. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2016-8571
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