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||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||Mechanical, Thermal, Morphology and Barrier Properties of Flexible Film Based on Polyethylene-ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Blend Reinforced with Graphene Oxide
||Julyana Galvão Santana, Angel Ortiz, Rene Oliveira, Vijaya Rangari, Olgun Güven, Esperidiana Moura
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Ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymers are widely used in the food packaging industry as gas barrier properties to oxygen, organic solvents, and food aromas. EVOH is very sensitive to moisture and its gas barrier ability deteriorates in high relative humidity conditions. This work aims to prepare flexible films based on melt-blending high density polyethylene (HDPE) and ethylene-vinyl alcohol (HDPE/EVOH/EVA blend) reinforced with graphene oxide (GO). The HDPE/EVOH/EVA/GO flexible films were prepared by twin-screw extrusion and blown film extrusion processing. The flexible films samples were characterized by tensile tests, TG, DSC and FE-SEM analysis and the correlation between properties was discussed. In addition, the oxygen permeability tests were performed at 23 C, 0 % and 90 % relative humidity using an OX-TRAN (MOCON Inc.).
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