International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials

Article Title

Effect of Cooling Rate on Morphology and Oxygen Permeability of Polypropylene


polypropylene; oxygen permeability; cooling rate


The influence of different cooling rates on the morphology and oxygen permeability of polypropylene containing ferrocene has been investigated. The spherulitic crystalline size and structure, which can affect the oxygen permeability are dependent upon the heating temperature, annealing time and cooling rate. The modulus of the composite was measured by dynamic mechanical analysis.