Investigation on Physical and Mechanical Properties of High Density Polyethylene (PE100) Using Novel Catalyst

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran

2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Arak University, Arak, Iran


Novel catalyst called super active catalyst for the production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes grade 100 was prepared and localized for the first time in Iran. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the performance of the new catalyst and compare it with Finix-112 catalyst which is a commercial catalyst for the production of HEPE grade 100. Extensive experiments were performed on the physical and mechanical properties of the product using both catalysts including melt flow index, particle size distribution, volatility, density, bulk density, scanning electron microscope-energy dispersive x-ray analysis, charpy impact strength. Comparison of the results showed that the hydrogen responsibility performance of the product with super active catalyst is 19%, charpy impact is 16.7% and pressure condition in first reactor about 28% was better than product with Finix-112 catalyst. Home-made super active catalyst can be a good alternative to imported finix-112 catalyst and save a considerable amount of foreign currency.


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