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Applying micro-computed tomography for porosity analysis of polypropylene modified with microspheres
UTP University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Al. prof. S. Kaliskiego 7, 85-796 Bydgoszcz, Poland
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Porosity of polypropylene samples was investigated by applying X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), which is getting more and more popular as a non-destructive method. Microspheres were applied as a blowing agent at three concentrations: 3%, 6% and 9% by weight. Tensile testing specimens were obtained by injection molding technology and its central, measuring part were examined by micro – CT. Results were compared to porosity calculated based on difference in porous and solid material density. Pore size distribution curves were discussed as well.
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