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Tensile properties of blends of poly(ether sulphone) with a poly(ether imide)
journal contributionposted on 1992-01-01, 00:00 authored by G Qipeng, Q Lingwei, D Mengxian, F Zhiliu
Blends of poly(ether sulphone) (PES) with a poly(ether imide) (PEI) in various proportions were prepared by the coprecipitation method. Mechanical properties and morphology of the blends were studied using tensile tests and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The tensile moduli exhibit positive deviations from simple additivity. Marked positive deviations were also observed for ultimate strength. These results suggest that the PEI/PES blends are mechanically compatible. SEM study revealed that the blends are not homogeneous and the polymers are immiscible on the segmental level. However, the dispersions of the blends are rather fine. The interfaces between the two phases are excellently bonded; PEI and PES appear to interact well. © 1992.