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Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers
 
 

Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, 2nd Edition

 
Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, 2nd Edition,Jiri George Drobny,ISBN9780323221368
 
 
 

  

William Andrew

9780323221368

9780323221689

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Updated to cover new materials, applications, and techniques, this book is a comprehensive reference on thermoplastic elastomers, providing practical knowledge of the chemistry, processing, and properties of these important polymers.

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Key Features

  • Provides essential knowledge of the chemistry, processing, properties, and applications for both new and established technical professionals in any industry utilizing TPEs
  • Datasheets provide "at-a-glance" processing and technical information for a wide range of commercial TPEs and compounds, saving readers the need to contact suppliers
  • Includes data on additional materials and applications, particularly in automotive and medical industries

Description

Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, Second Edition presents a comprehensive working knowledge of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), providing an essential introduction for those learning the basics, but also detailed engineering data and best practice guidance for those already involved in polymerization, processing, and part manufacture.

TPEs use short, cost-effective production cycles, with reduced energy consumption compared to other polymers, and are used in a range of industries including automotive, medical, construction and many more. This handbook provides all the practical information engineers need to successfully utilize this material group in their products, as well as the required knowledge to thoroughly ground themselves in the fundamental chemistry of TPEs. The data tables included in this book assist engineers and scientists in both selecting and processing the materials for a given product or application.

In the second edition of this handbook, all chapters have been reviewed and updated. New polymers and applications have been added - particularly in the growing automotive and medical fields - and changes in chemistry and processing technology are covered.

Readership

Engineers, product designers, scientists and academics in a variety of fields, including automotive, medical devices, construction, oil production/exploration/mining and consumer goods.

Jiri George Drobny

Jiri G. Drobny is President of Drobny Polymer Associates, and former Adjunct Faculty of Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Drobny is an active educator, lecturer, writer, and internationally known consultant. His career spans more than 40 years in the rubber and plastic processing industry, mainly in research and development with senior and executive responsibilities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Drobny Polymer Associates, Inc.

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Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, 2nd Edition

  • Series
  • Dedication
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Elasticity and Elastomers
    • 1.2. Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • 2. Brief History of Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • 3. Additives
    • 3.1. Antioxidants
    • 3.2. Light Stabilizers
    • 3.3. Nucleating Agents
    • 3.4. Flame Retardants
    • 3.5. Colorants
    • 3.6. Antistatic Agents
    • 3.7. Slip Agents
    • 3.8. Antiblocking Agents
    • 3.9. Processing Aids
    • 3.10. Fillers and Reinforcements
    • 3.11. Plasticizers
    • 3.12. Other Additives
    • 3.13. Selection of Additives
    • 3.14. Health, Hygiene, and Safety
  • 4. Processing Methods Applicable to Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Mixing and Blending
    • 4.3. Extrusion
    • 4.4. Injection Molding
    • 4.5. Compression Molding
    • 4.6. Transfer Molding
    • 4.7. Blow Molding
    • 4.8. Rotational Molding
    • 4.9. Foaming of Thermoplastics
    • 4.10. Thermoforming
    • 4.11. Calendering
    • 4.12. Secondary Manufacturing Processes
    • 4.13. General Processing Technology of Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • 4.14. Process Simulation
    • 4.15. 3D Printing
    • 4.16. Product Development and Testing
  • 5. Styrenic Block Copolymers
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Polystyrene–Polydiene Block Copolymers
    • 5.3. Styrenic Block Copolymers Synthesized by Carbocationic Polymerization
    • 5.4. New Commercial Developments
  • 6. Thermoplastic Elastomers Prepared by Dynamic Vulcanization
    • 6.1. Introduction
    • 6.2. The Dynamic Vulcanization Process
    • 6.3. Properties of Blends Prepared by Dynamic Vulcanization
    • 6.4. Processing and Fabrication of Thermoplastic Vulcanizates
    • 6.5. New Commercial Developments
  • 7. Polyolefin-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • 7.1. Introduction
    • 7.2. Thermoplastic Polyolefin Blends
    • 7.3. Morphology
    • 7.4. Properties of TPOs
    • 7.5. Processing of TPOs
    • 7.6. Painting of TPOs
    • 7.7. New Commercial Developments
  • 8. Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Halogen-Containing Polyolefins
    • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.2. Blends of PVC with Nitrile Rubber
    • 8.3. Blends of PVC with Other Elastomers
    • 8.4. Melt-Processable Rubber
    • 8.5. Thermoplastic Fluorocarbon Elastomer
    • 8.6. New Commercial Development
  • 9. Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers
    • 9.1. Introduction
    • 9.2. Synthesis of TPUs
    • 9.3. Morphology
    • 9.4. Thermal Transitions
    • 9.5. Properties
    • 9.6. Processing of TPUs
    • 9.7. Blends of TPUs with Other Polymers
    • 9.8. Bonding and Welding
    • 9.9. Use of Bio-Based Raw Materials in TPUs
    • 9.10. New Commercial Development
  • 10. Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Polyamides
    • 10.1. Introduction
    • 10.2. Synthesis
    • 10.3. Morphology
    • 10.4. Structure–Property Relationships
    • 10.5. Physical and Mechanical Properties
    • 10.6. Chemical and Solvent Resistance
    • 10.7. Electrical Properties
    • 10.8. Other Properties
    • 10.9. Compounding
    • 10.10. Processing
    • 10.11. Bonding and Welding
    • 10.12. New Commercial Developments
  • 11. Thermoplastic Polyether Ester Elastomers
    • 11.1. Introduction
    • 11.2. Synthesis
    • 11.3. Morphology
    • 11.4. Properties of Commercial COPEs
    • 11.5. COPE Blends
    • 11.6. Processing
  • 12. Ionomeric Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • 12.1. Introduction
    • 12.2. Synthesis
    • 12.3. Morphology
    • 12.4. Properties and Processing
    • 12.5. Applications
  • 13. Other Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • 13.1. Elastomeric Star-Block Copolymers
    • 13.2. TPEs Based on Interpenetrating Networks
    • 13.3. TPEs Based on Polyacrylates
  • 14. Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Recycled Rubber and Plastics
    • 14.1. Introduction
    • 14.2. EPDM Scrap
    • 14.3. NBR Scrap
    • 14.4. Recycled Rubber
    • 14.5. Waste Latex
    • 14.6. Waste Plastics
  • 15. Applications of Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • 15.1. Introduction
    • 15.2. Applications for Styrenic Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • 15.3. Applications of Thermoplastic Vulcanizates
    • 15.4. Applications of Thermoplastic Polyolefins
    • 15.5. Applications of Melt-Processable Rubber
    • 15.6. Applications of PVC Blends
    • 15.7. Application of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
    • 15.8. Application of Thermoplastic Polyether Ester Elastomers
    • 15.9. Applications of Polyamide Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • 15.10. Applications of Ionomeric Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • 15.11. Applications of Other Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • 16. Recycling of Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • 16.1. Introduction
    • 16.2. Recycling Methods for Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • 17. Recent Developments and Trends
    • 17.1. Current State
    • 17.2. Drivers for the Growth of TPEs
    • 17.3. Trends in Technical Development
    • 17.4. Other New Developments
  • Appendix 1. Books and Major Review Articles
  • Appendix 2. Major Suppliers of Thermoplastic Elastomers and Compounds
  • Appendix 3. ISO Nomenclature for Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Appendix 4. Processing Data Sheets for Commercial Thermoplastic Elastomers and Compounds
  • Appendix 5. Technical Data Sheets for Commercial Thermoplastic Elastomers and Compounds
  • Appendix 6. Recent TPE Patents
  • Appendix 7. The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Glossary
  • Index
 
 
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