Investigation of Rheological Behavior of Carbon Black Extended High Density Polyethylene Composites During Melt Mixing Using a Torque Rheometer


14th International Materials Symposium, Turkey, 1 - 04 November 2012, pp.663-671

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.663-671
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The rheological properties of high density polyethylene (HDPE) mixed with carbon black (CB) were studied by means of a Thermo Haake Rheomixer. Various HDPE/CB ratios were melting mixed at different rotor speeds and different temperatures. It was observed from the experimental data that the apparent shear viscosity and the unit mixing energy of HDPE were not so sensitive to carbon black content and mixing temperature while the temperature build-up ΔT showed little dependency on the carbon black content. Detailed rheological properties of materials are given later in the paper.