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Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Halogen-Containing Polyolefins

Abstract

The presence of halogen atoms in elastomeric macromolecules lends them some very advantageous properties, such as chemical resistance, flame retardancy, and less swelling in hydrocarbon solvents and oils. Thermosetting elastomers containing halogens have been used commercially for decades. However, halogen-containing thermoplastic elastomers are relatively new, and some of them are currently still in development; this chapter discusses these new and upcoming products.

Keywords

Blends of PVC and nitrile rubber (NBR); Halogen-containing polefin-based thermoplastic elastomers; Melt processable rubber; Thermoplastic fluorocarbon elastomers

8.1. Introduction

The presence of halogen ...

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