Advances in Polymer Blends and Alloys Technology, Volume 5

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CRC Press, Nov 22, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 240 pages
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"Recently polymer blends have emerged as one of the most important areas of research activity in the field of polymer science and technology. Because of their satisfactory performance in meeting specific needs of the polymer industry, they have drawn considerable attention in replacing not only many conventional materials, but also some of the polymers that are in vogue. By suitably varying the blend compositions and manipulating the processing conditions, tailor-made products with a unique set of end use properties can be achieved at a much lower cost and within a shorter time than would have been necessary for the development of a new polymer. The usefulness of such blends increases with the increasing range of applications of this type of materials." (Chapter 4)
"New and growing demands on polymeric materials cannot be satisfied in future by an assortment extension of basic polymers. Although the introduction of new major-use basic polymer is possible, it seems unlikely in view of current projected economic and technical considerations. On the other hand, new products based on the modification of existing polymers have and will continue to be fruitful areas for both scientific and commercial developments. The driving forces for these developments are: 1. Improved performance, 2. Reduced cost, 3. Present, pending and future legislation dealing with health and environmental issues." (Chapter 11)
 

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Contents

Dynamic Scattering from Ternary Polymer Mixtures
22
MorphologyProperty Relationships for CoContinuous
40
Mechanical and Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of Crosslinked
56
Coinpatibilization of PolystyrenePolyethylene Blends
100
Polyccaprolactone Comprising Blends
132
Thermoplastic Elastomeric Natural Rubber Polypropylene
161
NonIdeal Mixing State of Rubber Blends
180
Oil Resistant Thermoplastic Elastomer Blends Using
192
Preparation and Properties of Binary Nylon 6Elastomer Blends
205
Surface Segregation Behavior of Acrylate Copolymer
217
Index
239
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