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Journal Article


Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Springer, Volume 112, Number 3, p.1231-1244 (2013)



Blend nanocomposites, crystallization, Crystallization behavior, Differential scanning calorimetric, differential scanning calorimetry, Esterification, Esters, Ethers, Nanocomposites, Polypropylenes, Polyurethanes, Reinforced plastics, Thermal study, Thermodynamic stability, Thermogravimetric analysis, Thermogravimetric studies, Thermoplastic polyurethanes, TPU/PP blend DSC analysis, TPU/PP blends


Thermal stability of ester-thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)/polypropylene (PP) and ether-TPU/PP blends was evaluated by thermogravimetric studies. Thermal studies were made as a function of blend ratio. Effects of compatibilization using MA-g-PP and nanoclay addition on thermal stability were evaluated. Mass loss at 400 C was found to decrease with increasing PP content were determined. Finally the compatibility and crystallization behavior of the blends were studied by differential scanning calorimetry. Compared to the ether-TPU blend nanocomposites, the ester-TPU blends showed better compatibility and thermal stability. © 2012 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.


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Dr. Kannan M., Bhagawan, S. S., Thomasb, S., and Kuruvilla Joseph, “Thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetric studies on nanoclay-filled TPU/PP blends”, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, vol. 112, pp. 1231-1244, 2013.