Copolymers dispersions designed to shaping of ceramic materials - Investigations of glass transition temperature, thermal stability and decomposition of water-thinnable binders

Radosław Żurowski , Małgorzata Głuszek , Agnieszka Antosik , Emilia Pietrzak , Gabriel Rokicki , Mikołaj Szafran


The paper concerns the synthesis and the characterization of new water-thinnable binder such as poly(acrylic-styrene) with the addition of a new amphiphilic macromonomer and it application in shaping of unmodified and modified (by silanization) Al2O3 by die pressing. The organic additives decomposed thermally to non-toxic gases which is beneficial from ecological point of view. Thus, the careful thermal analysis of synthesized binder was done. To characterize the synthesized binder the glass transition temperature, wetting angle and diameter of polymer particles size in water was also measured. In the next step of the work the density, porosity, tensile and bending strength, and microstructure observations have been done for modified and unmodified Al2O3 samples obtained by die pressing. The results confirmed that the synthesized binder is eco-friendly, because it decomposed to non-toxic gases such as carbon dioxide and water vapour during heating up to ca. 527°°C. The synthesized binders are characterized by low glass transition temperatures 5.6°°C and 0.5°°C which are much lower than that of PVA (42°°C). It provided the high tensile strength (0.22 ± 0.01MPa) of green bodies, 57% higher than strength of bodies with commercially available PVA and bending strength around 192 MPa. Density of sintered samples was around 95% of TD. Nevertheless, the best results were obtain for bodies based on modified Al2O3 where tensile strength of green bodies and bending strength of sintered samples were 0.30 ± 0.04 MPa and 237 ± 19 MPa, respectively.
Author Radosław Żurowski (FC / CChT)
Radosław Żurowski,,
- Chair of Chemical Technology
, Małgorzata Głuszek (FC / CChT)
Małgorzata Głuszek,,
- Chair of Chemical Technology
, Agnieszka Antosik (FC / CChT)
Agnieszka Antosik,,
- Chair of Chemical Technology
, Emilia Pietrzak (FC / CChT)
Emilia Pietrzak,,
- Chair of Chemical Technology
, Gabriel Rokicki (FC / CPCT)
Gabriel Rokicki,,
- Chair Of Polymer Chemistry And Technology
, Mikołaj Szafran (FC / CChT)
Mikołaj Szafran,,
- Chair of Chemical Technology
Journal seriesJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, ISSN 1388-6150, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishWater-thinnable binders, DSC, Thermal decomposition, Mass spectrometry, Alumina, Die pressing
ASJC Classification1606 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; 3104 Condensed Matter Physics
Languageen angielski
Zurowski2018_Article_Copolymers Dispersions Designed to shaping of ceramic materials.pdf 1.22 MB
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 11-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 11-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.073; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.209 (2) - 2017=1.917 (5)
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