Molecular orientation imparted during film fabrication is known to have a major effect on mechanical and thermal properties of both glassy and semicrystalline polymers. A three-variable Box-Behnken designed experiment was used to study the effects of die gap, die land length, and blowup ratio (BUR) on key linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) blown film properties at constant final film thickness. In addition, differences in molecular orientation in the films were studied using optical birefringence and shr…
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