A method for the study of structure–property relationships of polyethylene (PE)-based films of potential use in food packaging has been set up. The approach has been demonstrated in the case of films obtained by blow-molding using model mixtures of two different polyethylenes, namely a metallocene-made grade of linear low density polyethylene (mLLDPE) and a low density polyethylene (LDPE). We show that physical properties important for numerous applications of these films, such as water vapor and oxygen permeability, toughness and stress strength, are related to the molecular structure and structural and morphological parameters of the blends, in particular, thickness of amorphous layers in lamellar stacks, lamellar thickness, lamellar twisting, and degree and type of branching.

Structure–property relationships in polyethylene based films obtained by blow molding as model system of industrial relevance

AURIEMMA, FINIZIA;DE ROSA, CLAUDIO;PIROZZI, BENIAMINO;
2015

Abstract

A method for the study of structure–property relationships of polyethylene (PE)-based films of potential use in food packaging has been set up. The approach has been demonstrated in the case of films obtained by blow-molding using model mixtures of two different polyethylenes, namely a metallocene-made grade of linear low density polyethylene (mLLDPE) and a low density polyethylene (LDPE). We show that physical properties important for numerous applications of these films, such as water vapor and oxygen permeability, toughness and stress strength, are related to the molecular structure and structural and morphological parameters of the blends, in particular, thickness of amorphous layers in lamellar stacks, lamellar thickness, lamellar twisting, and degree and type of branching.
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