Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Acrylate copolymer composed of octadecyl acrylate (OA), 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate (2-EHA), hydroxythyl acrylate (HEA), and vinyl acetate (VA) was synthesized. The copolymer was used to adhere polyethylene (PE) with T-type peel, strength 4.4 N/cm. The interfacial characteristics of copolymer and PE were investigated via ATR-FTIR, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and dynamic contact angle (DCA). Results show that apolar moieties of the adhesive enrich on the interface. Moreover, the time dependence of peel strength coincides with that of enrichment in nonpolar moieties on the interface. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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