This handbook compiles in one source the current working knowledge of the chemistry,
processing, physical and mechanical properties, and applications of thermoplastic elastomers. A significant part
of the book is devoted to processing methods, applications, and material data sheets. Each
chapter includes a comprehensive list of references, enabling more in-depth study of specific topics.
The appendices include a bibliography, supplier information, ISO nomenclature for thermoplastic
elastomers, recent TPE patents, and data sheets.
From the Preface: ...The focus is more on practical than on theoretical subjects. The goal has been
to provide a useful reference and resource of learning the basics for those entering the field and
updated references for those already involved in polymerization, processing, and part manufacture. The work
is also intended to be a solid resource for end users as well as a comprehensive textbook for
students specializing in polymer science and technology or material science...
Target Audience: This versatile reference will be useful to engineers, scientists, designers,
buyers, processors, and other professionals and students concerned with thermoplastic elastomers.
Table of Contents:
A Brief History of Thermoplastic Elastomers
Processing Methods Applicable to Thermoplastic Elastomers
Styrenic Block Copolymers
Thermoplastic Elastomers Prepared by Dynamic Vulcanization
Polyolefin-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers
Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Halogen-Containing Polyolefins
Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers
Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Polyamides
Thermoplastic Polyether Ester Elastomers
Ionomeric Thermoplastic Elastomers
Other Thermoplastic Elastomers
Thermoplsatic Elastomers Based on Recycled Rubber and Plastics
Applications of Thermoplastic Elastomers
Recycling of Thermoplastic Elastomers
Recent Developments and Trends