Co-continuous blends of polyethylene with polypropylene or polystyrene are shown to exhibit high tensile moduli. The experimental results exceed predictions of the moduli using existing models for co-continuous morphologies, and approach the level of the parallel model. These high moduli are found to be isotropic to a good degree, in contrast to fibrillar polymer blends which can have such high moduli only in one direction.
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Tensile moduli of co-continuous polymer blends / R.C. Willemse, A. Speijer, A.E. Langeraar, A. Posthuma de Boer // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 6645–6650.