While an individual microseismic event corresponds to slip on a discrete surface, the combined deformation
of a group of events results in a collective behavior, says Ted Urbancic, Chief Technology Officer at ESG Solutions.
Thus, the use of combined deformation
schemes including ED and ECMAE allows increment of hardness and strength of PA-6, conservation of high plastic characteristics, increase in density and moisture resistance, and extension of the operation temperature range of articles made of the processed polymer.
In such a way, the combined deformation
schemes involving ED and ECMAE make it possible to improve rigidity and strength of PA-6, to retain its plastic characteristics at a high level, to increase density and moisture resistance, and to widen the temperature range for operation of products made of the processed polymer.
This behavior may be explained by a combined deformation
and breakup mechanism, because coalescence increases with the fraction of the dispersed phase (18).