Polymer blends

Polymer blends are found in different applications and are not always obvious to recognize. We deal with different structure-property-processing-relationships, e.g. pvT-effects in processing PC-ABS or properties of blends typical for recycling and the issues with compatibilisation there.


The reprocessing of mixed, inseparable waste streams is of great importance for such materials. These polymer blends are typically thermodynamically immiscible, which is resulting in unfavourable property profiles. Therefore, the aim of the project was to investigate the basis for using reactive extrusion to compatibilize such blends, to facilitate the application of reactive compatibilisation in plastics recycling.


APF (Stiwa), Artweger, ATC, Battenfeld-Cincinnati, Borealis, Camo, Carbotech, E.G.O., EMO, Erema, FACC, Faschang, FCI, FH Wels, Fill, Greiner Packaging, Greiner Tool Tec, Haidlmair, Hawle, ifw, Intier, isiQiri interface technologies, KMI, Kruschitz, KTM Technologies, Kuvag, KWK, Linz AG, Lipp-Terler, Lynx, M2C, MACO, Magna, MBA Polymers, Mondi Frantschach, NGR, OFI, Oswald Kienbacher, PCE, Peak Technology, Pollmann, Poloplast, Polytec Composites, PPE, Praher, R3PC, Rosenbauer, Scheuch, Semperit, SFC, Sony DADC, SV Brandstätter, Teufelberger, Teufelberger Seil, TGW, Theurl Leimholzbau, Tiger Lacke, TIZ Grieskirchen, Trodat, Tyrolit, Ulbrichts Witwe, W&H Dentalwerk, Wethje, Willidal, WP Suspension Austria, Zitta