Microcellular polymer and composites.
Part II. Properties of different types of microcellular materials (in English)
Polimery 2007, No 1, 3
The paper is the review of microcellular polymer materials (polyolefins, polycarbonates and other thermoplastics) and microcellular composites reinforced with mineral fillers or natural fibers. The effects of type of foamed material, kind of foaming agent used and the foaming process conditions on mechanical properties, morphology and useful properties of various plastics were evaluated. The examples of microcellular materials characterized with low density and simultaneously high dimensional stability, stiffness and good strength characteristics, in relation to weight, were given. These advantageous features promote the wide applications of microcellular polymer materials among others in automotive industry, industrial casings, sports equipment, transport as well as in decorative and textile industries.
Key words: microcellular polymers, polyolefins, polycarbonates, thermoplastics, microcellular composites, foaming agents, properties, applications
A. K. Bledzki, O. Faruk, H. Kirschling, J. Kühn, A. Jaszkiewicz
Microcellular polymer and composites. Part II. Properties of different types of microcellular materials (in English)