In-situ Surface Modification of Polycarbonate During Injection Moulding
Conventional methods of surface treatment are using additional energy after the moulding process to modify the surface of the moulded part. The in-situ modification is a new procedure where the surface activation happens during the moulding process by making use of the thermal energy of the melt by which a chemical reaction is initiated which couples the polymeric modifier onto the surface of the moulded part. The most important influence on the modification has the temperature regime during the injection. For that reason the temperature in the boundary layer between the part and the mould was determined by simulation. Experimental results show that the shear strength of bonded modified specimens can be increased this way.
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