Role of Nano Zirconia Addition on Photodegradation of LLDPE/LDPE/PLA Blend Films
- *Corresponding Author:
- Priti Dubey
Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 23, 2016; Accepted date: September 08, 2016; Published date: September 09, 2016
Citation: Dubey P, Mathur S, Chand N, Upadhyaya P (2016) Role of Nano Zirconia Addition on Photodegradation of LLDPE/LDPE/PLA Blend Films. Ind Chem 2:121.doi: 10.4172/2469-9764.1000121
Copyright: © 2016 Dubey P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In this present study observed the effect of Nano filler (titanate coupling agent treated Nano-zirconia) on degradation behavior of PLA filled LLDPE/LDPE/MA-g-PE modified blend. Blown Films were exposed to UV light by using an accelerated weather meter (QUV). Results show that with the loading of Nano-zirconia in the LLDPE/LDPE/ PLA/MA-g-PE blend, tensile strength reduced to 47-54% before total rupture. Nano composite films lose weight by 4 to 6% in 144 hrs. However, without the addition of Nano filler, blends lose their weight only 0.76%. Thermal behavior of degraded Nano composite blown films was studied by using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermo Gravimeter Analyzer (TGA). The morphological changes were observed by the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). FTIR was used for change in functional group study.