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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2014 Vol.5(2): 127-133 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2014.V5.365

Blending Behavior of Polymeric Materials and Amines in Different Solvents

Asim Mushtaq, Hilmi Bin Mukhtar, and Azmi Mohd Shariff

Abstract—In this paper, research has been carried out to identify the blending behavior of glassy and rubbery polymers in solvent with amines. A strategy to introduce new products into the market without a large investment is to take different polymers, amines and blend them together to make a new product with distinctive properties. The blending of polysulfone, polyethersulfone, polyvinyl acetate and methyl diethanol amine, mono ethanol amine, diethanol amine are examine with dimethyl acetamide and normal methyl pyrrolidinone solvents, which gives the results of appearance, viscosity and pH values by using viscometer and general pH testing method. By getting these results, the miscibility of the mixture was finally established which shows that the heterogeneous or homogenous blends are depending on the blend preparation method. The success of this approach has been limited, as the mechanical properties of the blend with amines are classically worse than a simple mixing law would predict.

Index Terms—Blending, glassy polymer, rubbery polymer, solvents, amines.

The authors are with the Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia (e-mail:


Cite:Asim Mushtaq, Hilmi Bin Mukhtar, and Azmi Mohd Shariff, "Blending Behavior of Polymeric Materials and Amines in Different Solvents," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 5, no. 2 pp. 127-133, 2014.

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