The effect of morphology on the environmental degradation of nylon 6 under tensile load

George G.A. and O'Shea M.S. (1990) The effect of morphology on the environmental degradation of nylon 6 under tensile load. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 28 3: 289-310. doi:10.1016/0141-3910(90)90069-J


Author George G.A.
O'Shea M.S.
Title The effect of morphology on the environmental degradation of nylon 6 under tensile load
Journal name Polymer Degradation and Stability   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0141-3910
Publication date 1990
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0141-3910(90)90069-J
Volume 28
Issue 3
Start page 289
End page 310
Total pages 22
Subject 1605 Policy and Administration
2507 Polymers and Plastics
Abstract The environmental degradation of injection moulded nylon 6 under a tensile load is found to be sensitive to the morphology of the material from the thermal history during processing. The progressive increase in mould temperature results in an increase in the thickness and perfection of the crystalline region in the surface layer of the moulding, as studied by birefringence and X-ray diffraction. Samples moulded with a high mould temperature creep less under the highest applied stress (30 M Pa) but are subject to the greatest surface cracking and erosion. Samples which are quenched into a cooler mould show substantial creep but the progressive orientation during exposure resists further environmental degradation due to UV exposure.
Q-Index Code C1
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