Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, 2nd Edition

Book description

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

Table of contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Series
  5. Copyright
  6. Dedication
  7. Preface to the Second Edition
  8. Preface to the First Edition
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1. Elasticity and Elastomers
    2. 1.2. Thermoplastic Elastomers
  11. 2. Brief History of Thermoplastic Elastomers
  12. 3. Additives
    1. 3.1. Antioxidants
    2. 3.2. Light Stabilizers
    3. 3.3. Nucleating Agents
    4. 3.4. Flame Retardants
    5. 3.5. Colorants
    6. 3.6. Antistatic Agents
    7. 3.7. Slip Agents
    8. 3.8. Antiblocking Agents
    9. 3.9. Processing Aids
    10. 3.10. Fillers and Reinforcements
    11. 3.11. Plasticizers
    12. 3.12. Other Additives
    13. 3.13. Selection of Additives
    14. 3.14. Health, Hygiene, and Safety
  13. 4. Processing Methods Applicable to Thermoplastic Elastomers
    1. 4.1. Introduction
    2. 4.2. Mixing and Blending
    3. 4.3. Extrusion
    4. 4.4. Injection Molding
    5. 4.5. Compression Molding
    6. 4.6. Transfer Molding
    7. 4.7. Blow Molding
    8. 4.8. Rotational Molding
    9. 4.9. Foaming of Thermoplastics
    10. 4.10. Thermoforming
    11. 4.11. Calendering
    12. 4.12. Secondary Manufacturing Processes
    13. 4.13. General Processing Technology of Thermoplastic Elastomers
    14. 4.14. Process Simulation
    15. 4.15. 3D Printing
    16. 4.16. Product Development and Testing
  14. 5. Styrenic Block Copolymers
    1. 5.1. Introduction
    2. 5.2. Polystyrene–Polydiene Block Copolymers
    3. 5.3. Styrenic Block Copolymers Synthesized by Carbocationic Polymerization
    4. 5.4. New Commercial Developments
  15. 6. Thermoplastic Elastomers Prepared by Dynamic Vulcanization
    1. 6.1. Introduction
    2. 6.2. The Dynamic Vulcanization Process
    3. 6.3. Properties of Blends Prepared by Dynamic Vulcanization
    4. 6.4. Processing and Fabrication of Thermoplastic Vulcanizates
    5. 6.5. New Commercial Developments
  16. 7. Polyolefin-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers
    1. 7.1. Introduction
    2. 7.2. Thermoplastic Polyolefin Blends
    3. 7.3. Morphology
    4. 7.4. Properties of TPOs
    5. 7.5. Processing of TPOs
    6. 7.6. Painting of TPOs
    7. 7.7. New Commercial Developments
  17. 8. Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Halogen-Containing Polyolefins
    1. 8.1. Introduction
    2. 8.2. Blends of PVC with Nitrile Rubber
    3. 8.3. Blends of PVC with Other Elastomers
    4. 8.4. Melt-Processable Rubber
    5. 8.5. Thermoplastic Fluorocarbon Elastomer
    6. 8.6. New Commercial Development
  18. 9. Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers
    1. 9.1. Introduction
    2. 9.2. Synthesis of TPUs
    3. 9.3. Morphology
    4. 9.4. Thermal Transitions
    5. 9.5. Properties
    6. 9.6. Processing of TPUs
    7. 9.7. Blends of TPUs with Other Polymers
    8. 9.8. Bonding and Welding
    9. 9.9. Use of Bio-Based Raw Materials in TPUs
    10. 9.10. New Commercial Development
  19. 10. Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Polyamides
    1. 10.1. Introduction
    2. 10.2. Synthesis
    3. 10.3. Morphology
    4. 10.4. Structure–Property Relationships
    5. 10.5. Physical and Mechanical Properties
    6. 10.6. Chemical and Solvent Resistance
    7. 10.7. Electrical Properties
    8. 10.8. Other Properties
    9. 10.9. Compounding
    10. 10.10. Processing
    11. 10.11. Bonding and Welding
    12. 10.12. New Commercial Developments
  20. 11. Thermoplastic Polyether Ester Elastomers
    1. 11.1. Introduction
    2. 11.2. Synthesis
    3. 11.3. Morphology
    4. 11.4. Properties of Commercial COPEs
    5. 11.5. COPE Blends
    6. 11.6. Processing
  21. 12. Ionomeric Thermoplastic Elastomers
    1. 12.1. Introduction
    2. 12.2. Synthesis
    3. 12.3. Morphology
    4. 12.4. Properties and Processing
    5. 12.5. Applications
  22. 13. Other Thermoplastic Elastomers
    1. 13.1. Elastomeric Star-Block Copolymers
    2. 13.2. TPEs Based on Interpenetrating Networks
    3. 13.3. TPEs Based on Polyacrylates
  23. 14. Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Recycled Rubber and Plastics
    1. 14.1. Introduction
    2. 14.2. EPDM Scrap
    3. 14.3. NBR Scrap
    4. 14.4. Recycled Rubber
    5. 14.5. Waste Latex
    6. 14.6. Waste Plastics
  24. 15. Applications of Thermoplastic Elastomers
    1. 15.1. Introduction
    2. 15.2. Applications for Styrenic Thermoplastic Elastomers
    3. 15.3. Applications of Thermoplastic Vulcanizates
    4. 15.4. Applications of Thermoplastic Polyolefins
    5. 15.5. Applications of Melt-Processable Rubber
    6. 15.6. Applications of PVC Blends
    7. 15.7. Application of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
    8. 15.8. Application of Thermoplastic Polyether Ester Elastomers
    9. 15.9. Applications of Polyamide Thermoplastic Elastomers
    10. 15.10. Applications of Ionomeric Thermoplastic Elastomers
    11. 15.11. Applications of Other Thermoplastic Elastomers
  25. 16. Recycling of Thermoplastic Elastomers
    1. 16.1. Introduction
    2. 16.2. Recycling Methods for Thermoplastic Elastomers
  26. 17. Recent Developments and Trends
    1. 17.1. Current State
    2. 17.2. Drivers for the Growth of TPEs
    3. 17.3. Trends in Technical Development
    4. 17.4. Other New Developments
  27. Appendix 1. Books and Major Review Articles
  28. Appendix 2. Major Suppliers of Thermoplastic Elastomers and Compounds
  29. Appendix 3. ISO Nomenclature for Thermoplastic Elastomers
  30. Appendix 4. Processing Data Sheets for Commercial Thermoplastic Elastomers and Compounds
  31. Appendix 5. Technical Data Sheets for Commercial Thermoplastic Elastomers and Compounds
  32. Appendix 6. Recent TPE Patents
  33. Appendix 7. The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry
  34. Abbreviations and Acronyms
  35. Glossary
  36. Index

Product information

  • Title: Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Jiri George Drobny
  • Release date: May 2014
  • Publisher(s): William Andrew
  • ISBN: 9780323221689