A high density polyethylene homopolymer was blended with a linear low density ethylene hexene copolymer over the composition range of 0-100%. The resistance to slow crack growth was measured by a notched tensile test under constant load at 42, 60 and 80°C. The morphology was varied by slow cooling, quenching and annealing at 129°C for 24 h. Whereas the resistance to slow crack growth increased by a factor of 10 6 over the composition range, the differences in morphology could only change the resistance to slow crack growth at the most by a factor of ~ 3. The effect of temperature was independent of the effect of composition on slow crack growth. The effects of molecular and morphological structure are discussed.
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Slow crack growth of blends of high density and linear low density polyethylenes as influenced by morphology / Zhiqiang Zhou and Norman Brown // Polymer. – 1994. – Vol 35. – P. 3619-3623.