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Introduction

Abstract

Thermoplastic elastomers are polymeric materials, which exhibit elasticity at ambient temperatures and can be processed as plastics by melt processing techniques. They are essentially two-phase systems. The phase separation is the result of limited compatibility of the two phases involved. When the material is heated above the melting point or melting range of the hard phase, its melt becomes homogeneous and can be shaped into desired shapes and/or products.

Keywords

Advantages and disadvantages of thermoplastic elastomers; Block copolymers; Classification and nomenclature of thermoplastic elastomers; Current demand for thermoplastic elastomers; Dynamic vulcanization; Elasticity; Elastomers; Forecast of the growth of demand ...

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