Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology CIPET

Bhubaneshwar, India

Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology CIPET

Bhubaneshwar, India
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Kumar S.,Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology CIPET | Samal S.K.,Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology CIPET | Mohanty S.,Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology CIPET | Nayak S.K.,Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology CIPET
Thermochimica Acta | Year: 2017

The non-isothermal curing kinetics of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A (DGEBA) and bio-based epoxy resin (ESO) both cured with methyl hexahydrophthalic anhydride (MHHPA) curing agent in the presence of 2-methylimidazole as catalyst (2-MI) was investigated using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) at three different heating rates 5, 10, 15 °C/min. The peak temperature was found to be dependent on the heating rates and the structure of anhydride as well as molar ratio of epoxy groups to MHHPA and catalyst. The activation energy (Ea) was determined by Kissinger and Ozawa methods. The two kinetic parameter m and n were obtained by Sestak–Berggren autocatalytic model. The curve obtained by the predicted values of the non-isothermal Malek method matched perfectly with the experimental data for DGEBA, ESO and their blend. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.

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