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Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Polyamides

Abstract

Polyamide elastomers, including polyester amides, polyetheresteramides, polycarbonate-esteramides, and polyether-block-amides, comprise a group of block copolymers that have hard segments and soft segments. Their classification is dependent on the polyamide in the hard segment and the composition of the soft segment. In this chapter, the synthesis of these polyamide elastomers and that of other thermoplastic polyamide elastomers is examined, along with their morphology, structure–property relations, and chemical and solvent resistance. Their properties, including physical and mechanical, electrical, and others such as weatherability and adhesion, are detailed. The ability of polyamide elastomers ...

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