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Journal of Plastics Technology 2014/05

Selection of appropriate polyoxymethylene-based binder for powder injection molding feedstock

Selection of appropriate polyoxymethylene-based binder for powder injection molding feedstock

Polyoxymethylene (POM) has found applications as a binder material in Powder Injection Moulding (PIM) due to its ability to depolymerize rapidly under acidic conditions. Such ability represents an advantage during the binder removal step of PIM. However, currently available POM has high viscosity that can complicate the injection moulding process of parts with complex geometry. For this reason it is necessary to investigate methods of lowering the viscosity of POM-based binders, but without affecting their solid mechanical properties (i.e. creep compliance). In this investigation, the addition of a low molecular weight polymer, and the reduction of the average molecular weight of POM were investigated as possible ways of decreasing the viscosity of PIM binders.

MSc. Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Mag. Gustavo B. Stringari, Mag. Zerihun M. Megen, Dipl. inž. Pavel Oblak, Prof. dr. Igor Emri
Center for Experimental Mechanics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

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The Journal of Plastics Technology is a peer reviewed internet periodical published under the auspices of the Scientific Alliance of Polymer Technology (WAK)


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International Polymer Processing, the journal of the Polymer Processing Society, is a discussion forum for the world-wide community of engineers and scientists in the field of polymer processing.

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