Characterization of a Pearlescent Biaxially Oriented Multilayer Polypropylene Film

https://doi.org/10.23939/chcht09.01.077
Received: September 09, 2014
Revised: September 23, 2014
Accepted: November 03, 2014
Authors: 
Esen Arkis, Hayrullah Cetinkaya, Isil Kurtulus, Utku Ulucan, Arda Aytac, Beste Balci, Funda Colak, Ece Germen, Gulistan Kutluay, Begum Dilhan and Devrim Balkose

Izmir Institute of Technology, Gulbahce Urla 35430, Urla Izmir, Turkey; devrimbalkose@gmail.com

The morphology, composition, optical, thermal and mechanical properties of a commercial pearlescent and multilayer biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films were determined. The structure and orientation of BOPP films were confirmed by FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and EDX analysis. The films surface roughness was determined by AFM method. The tensile strength of the films was determined in machine and transverse directions.

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