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W. M. Rzymski, H.-J. Radusch

Thermoplastic elastomers manufactured of polymer blends

Polimery 2002, No 4, 229


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2002.229


Summary

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) constitute polymers combining properties of chemically cross-linked rubber with easy plastomer processing and recycling at certain temperatures (TPE). A review of publications on TPEs made of polymer blends is presented, covering thermoplastic elastomeric olefins (TPE-O), thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPE-V), melt-processible rubber (MPR) and thermoplastic elastomeric ionomers (TPE-EI). The latter constitute the newest group of TPEs, produced from blends of ionomeric plastomer with carboxylated or sulfonated rubber, interfacially cross-linked with metal oxides, with formation of thermo-reversible aggregates arid ion clusters.


Keywords: plastomer-rubber blends, thermoplastic elastomeric olefins, thermoplastic vulcanizates, melt-processible rubber, elastomeric ionomers

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Thermoplastic elastomers manufactured of polymer blends