Comparison of Photo Degradation Behavior of LDPE using Accelerated Weathering Instruments

Takashi Miwa, Yukitoshi Takeshita, Yuichi Akage, Masamitsu Watanabe, Masaaki Takaya, Takashi Sawada
2015 Zairyo-to-Kankyo  
Samples of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) were photodegraded using accelerated weathering instruments and outdoor exposure. The physical properties and chemical structures of the photodegraded samples were studied through a tensile test, gel chromatography, and infrared spectroscopy. The molecular weight distribution of a photodegraded sample by using a fluorescent UV lamp at a high black panel temperature (80℃) was more similar to that of an outdoor-degraded sample than that of other
more » ... lly photodegraded samples by using a Xenon lamp at the standard black panel temperature (63℃) . It is estimated that accelerated weathering tests at a high sample temperature could accelerate cross-linking than chain scission, consequently recreating moleculeenlargement similar to the outdoor-degraded sample.
doi:10.3323/jcorr.64.139 fatcat:mvasaepnkngbjh2ecyvkwbe2a4