Mechanically stimulated reaction of metal/polymer mixed powders

Moritaka Hida, Hiroki Iwabu, Akira Sakakibara, Yoshito Takemoto

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Mechanical grinding (MG) with mechanically stimulated reaction was performed on metal/polymer mixed powders. The starting materials used in this study were the metals of Mg, Ti and Mg2Ni powders, and polymer of PTFE, PVC and PE powders. The MG process was investigated using XRD, IR, SEM and TEM. According to XRD results, magnesium fluoride (MgF2, TiF2) and chloride (MgCl2) were detected from MG products of the Mg/PTFE, Ti/PTFE and Mg/PVC blending systems, respectively. Explosive reaction was found during MG of both Mg/PTFE and Ti/PTFE. It was also confirmed by XRD results that the production of MgF2 had already been formed just before the explosive reaction in Mg/PTFE system. It was found from IR analysis that C-C single bond in the polymers, not only both in PTFE and PVC but also in PE, changed to double bond C = C. Hydrogen produced due to decomposition of PE on blending Mg2Ni/PE was absorbed into C-Mg2Ni-H as amorphous solutes. These mechanically stimulated reaction was powerful method for decomposition of engineering plastics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1309-1314
Number of pages6
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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