Description

There are few if any adequate guides to the properties, processing, and applications of thermoplastic elastomers, in spite the skyrocketing rise in the use of these materials. Until now. This new book sets the standard for a reference on these materials by compiling in one comprehensive volume an applicable knowledge of the chemistry, processing, and all properties, and uses of thermoplastic elastomers.

Copiously illustrated and full of applicable processing and engineering data, this is the very definition of a ""definitive"" user's guide.

Readership

The book is a versatile reference that serves the needs of engineers, scientists, designers, buyers, processors and all who have to work with thermoplastic elastomers, including students.

Table of Contents

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 TPEs
4.14 Process Simulation
4.15 Product Development and Testing
5 Styrenic Block Copolymers
5.1 Introduction
5.2 PolystyreneûPolydiene Block Copolymers
5.3 SBCs Synthesized by Carbocationic Polymerization
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 TPVs
7 Polyolefin-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers
7.1 Introducti

Details

No. of pages:
736
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Print ISBN:
9780815515494
Electronic ISBN:
9780815517764

About the editors

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.

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.