Polymer Blends - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125468022, 9780323149778

Polymer Blends

1st Edition

Editors: D.R. Paul
eBook ISBN: 9780323149778
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 1978
Page Count: 454
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Polymer Blends, Volume 2 aims to show the importance of mixed polymer systems as a major branch of macromolecular science and provides a broad background of principles and practices in this field. Starting from where the first volume left off, the book covers topics in the area of polymer blends in Chapters 11-23. Areas of coverage include interpenetrating polymer networks; interfacial agents for polymer blends; rubber modification of plastics; fracture phenomena; coextruded multilayer polymer films and sheets; polymeric plasticizers; and polyolefin blends and their applications. The book is recommended for scientists, technologists, and engineers in the academe, research, and related industry, especially those who wish to be updated with its advances as a science.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Volume 1

Chapter 11 Interpenetrating Polymer Networks

I. Introduction

II. Isomeric Graft Copolymers and IPNs

III. Survey of Synthetic Methods

IV. Morphology

V. Physical and Mechanical Behavior

VI. Applications and Uses


Chapter 12 Interfacial Agents ("Compatibilizers") for Polymer Blends

I. Introduction

II. Direct Evidence for Interfacial Activity of Block Copolymers

III. Role of Graft Copolymers in Impact-Modified Plastics

IV. Fundamental Considerations of "Compatibilizer" Systems

V. Selected Examples of the Effect of "Compatibilizers" on Mechanical Behavior of Blends


Chapter 13 Rubber Modification of Plastics

I. Introduction

II. Background

III. Properties of Particular Systems

IV. Soft Interlayers in Fiber and Particulate Filled Composites


Chapter 14 Fracture Phenomena in Polymer Blends

I. Introduction

II. Qualitative Theories of Toughening

III. Volumetric Strain Measurements

IV. Fracture Mechanics

V. Tensile and Impact Behavior

VI. Concluding Remarks


Chapter 15 Coextruded Multilayer Polymer Films and Sheets

I. Introduction

II. Methods of Coextrusion

III. Flow Analysis of Non-Newtonian Multilayer Coextrusion

IV. Flow Instabilities in Multilayer Coextrusion

V. Adhesion in Coextrusion

VI. Properties of Multilayer Films

VII. Applications

VIII. Scrap Recycle

IX. New Developments


Chapter 16 Fibers from Polymer Blends

I. Introduction

II. Classifications of Blend Fibers by Phase Morphology

III. Phase Morphology Generation and Control

IV. Fundamental Considerations of Blend Fibers from Immiscible Polymers

V. Mechanics of Self-Crimping Conjugate Fibers

VI. Problem Solving and New Products via Polymer Blending


Chapter 17 Polymeric Plasticizers

I. Introduction

II. Plasticized Systems

III. Summary


Chapter 18 Block Copolymers in Blends with Other Polymers

I. Introduction

II. Morphology and Linear Viscoelastic Behavior

III. Applications and Properties

IV. Summary


Chapter 19 Elastomer Blends in Tires

I. Introduction

II. Characterization of Elastomer Blends in Tires

III. Practical Mixing Techniques

IV. Properties of Unvulcanized Elastomer Blends

V. Properties of Vulcanized Elastomer Blends


Chapter 20 Rubbery Thermoplastic Blends

I. Introduction

II. Modified Thermoplastic Elastomers

III. Thermoplastic Elastomers by Polymer Blending


Chapter 21 Polyolefin Blends: Rheology, Melt Mixing, and Applications

I. Scope

II. Reasons for Blending Polyolefins

III. Engineering Rheology of Molten Polyolefin Blends and the Melt Blending Process

IV. Melt-Mixing Process Engineering

V. Behavior of Polyolefin Blends in Processing

VI. End-Use Properties and Applications of Polyolefin Blends

VII. Analysis of Polyolefin Blends: Structure, Compatibility, and Composition Evaluation


Chapter 22 Blends Containing Poly(€-caprolactone) and Related Polymers

I. Introduction

II. Blends of Poly(€-caprolactone) and Other Polymers

III. Utility of Poly(€-caprolactone) Blends


Chapter 23 Law-Profile Behavior

I. Introduction

II. Historical Usage

III. Compression-Molding Problems

IV. Commercial Applications

V. Possible Mechanisms of Shrinkage Control

VI. Performance in Chemically Thickened Systems

VII. New Developments

VIII. Summary


Appendix Conversion Factors to SI Units

Index to Volume 1

Index to Volume 2


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