INVESTIGADORES
FRONTINI patricia Maria
artículos
Título:
Impact Properties and Microhardness of Double-Gated Glass-Reinforced Polypropylene Injection Moldings
Autor/es:
MARTINEZ GAMBA, M.; ANTO┬┤ NIO SERGIO POUZADA,; P.M. FRONTINI
Revista:
POLYMER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
Editorial:
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Referencias:
Año: 2009 vol. 49 p. 1688 - 1695
ISSN:
0032-3888
Resumen:
Injection moldings with weld lines were produced in glass reinforced polypropylene grades differing in filler content using a two-gated hot runner injection mold. The skin-core microstructure developed during injection molding was qualitatively analyzed by means of optical and scanning electronic microscopy techniques. The load bearing capacity of the moldings was assessed by uniaxial tensile-impact and biaxial instrumented falling dart impact tests. Microhardness was also used to ascertain the possibility of using it as a simple nondestructive technique for characterizing glass fiber-reinforced injection moldings. The properties were monitored at various points to evaluate their variation at the bulk and the knit region. The biaxial impact test highlights the 10-fold reduction of the impact strength caused by the weld line