Polymer Blending for the tailor-made applications is becoming more and more commonly acceptable because of the growing awareness of the processors as well as the users. To meet this growing need and expectation of the processor as well as the user, Polymer Blending is often used to develop a tailor-made product to meet the technical requirements of the end-use.
Polymer Blending offers a outstanding range of new materials with enhanced mechanical, chemical and optical properties. The type of morphology and the phase dimension determines the properties of a blend. In order to control the blend properties, morphology development during the processing should be understood. In general, composition, viscosity ratio, molar mass, elasticity ratio, interfacial tension, shear rate / shear stress and mixing time play a critical role in the development of microstructure in polymer blends.
Furthermore, the formation and evolution of the phase morphology strongly depends by the mixing process.
With the very rapid and wide range of growth of use of polymers, it is certainly getting more and more important for our processing industry to remain updated on the developments worldover.