Polymer blends: Materials with versatile properties

Authors
Citation
M. Weber, Polymer blends: Materials with versatile properties, MACRO SYMP, 163, 2001, pp. 235-250
Citations number
38
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Organic Chemistry/Polymer Science
Journal title
MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA
ISSN journal
1022-1360 → ACNP
Volume
163
Year of publication
2001
Pages
235 - 250
Database
ISI
SICI code
1022-1360(200101)163:<235:PBMWVP>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
During the last fifty years blending of dissimilar polymers has been a majo r path to tailor materials with new properties in industry. Especially in t he area of engineering thermoplastic materials this approach has led to a s ignificant number of large volume products, like Polyphenyleneether/High Im pact Polystyrene-blends (PPE/HIPS), Polycarbonate/Styrenics-blends (PC/ABS) , Polycarbonate/Polybutyleneterephthalate (PC/HIPS) and Polyamide/Polypheny leneether-alloys (PA/PPE). The commercial success of these materials is mai nly related to their unique combinations of properties, which enables their use in a multitude of applications.