Handbook Of Thermoplastic Elastomers

Hardcover | June 6, 2014

byJiri George DrobnyEditorJiri George Drobny

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Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, Second Edition presents a comprehensive working knowledge of thermoplastic elastomers TPEs , providing an essential introduction for those learning the basics, but also detailed engineering data and best practice guidance for those already involved in polymerization, processing, and part manufacture. TPEs use short, cost-effective production cycles, with reduced energy consumption compared to other polymers, and are used in a range of industries including automotive, medical, construction and many more. This handbook provides all the practical information engineers need to successfully utilize this material group in their products, as well as the required knowledge to thoroughly ground themselves in the fundamental chemistry of TPEs. The data tables included in this book assist engineers and scientists in both selecting and processing the materials for a given product or application. In the second edition of this handbook, all chapters have been reviewed and updated. New polymers and applications have been added - particularly in the growing automotive and medical fields - and changes in chemistry and processing technology are covered. Provides essential knowledge of the chemistry, processing, properties, and applications for both new and established technical professionals in any industry utilizing TPEs Datasheets provide "at-a-glance" processing and technical information for a wide range of commercial TPEs and compounds, saving readers the need to contact suppliers Includes data on additional materials and applications, particularly in automotive and medical industries

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Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, Second Edition presents a comprehensive working knowledge of thermoplastic elastomers TPEs , providing an essential introduction for those learning the basics, but also detailed engineering data and best practice guidance for those already involved in polymerization, processing, and part manufactur...

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 resea...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:June 6, 2014Publisher:William Andrew PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:032322136X

ISBN - 13:9780323221368

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. A Brief History of Thermoplastics Elastomers 3. Additives 4. Processing Methods Used for Thermoplastic Elastomers 5. Styrenic Block Copolymers 6. Thermoplastic Elastomers Prepared by Dynamic Vulcanization 7. Polyolefin-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers 8. Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Halogen-Containing Polyolefins 9. Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers 10. Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Polyamides 11. Thermoplastic Polyether Ester Elastomers 12. Ionomeric Thermoplastic Elastomers 13. Other Thermoplastic Elastomers 14. Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Recycled Rubber and Plastics 15. Applications of Thermoplastic Elastomers 16. Recycling of Thermoplastic Elastomers 17. Recent Developments and Trends 7 Appendices including lists of major suppliers and compounds, ISO Nomenclature, and processing and technical data sheets