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Thermoplastic Elastomers

Edited by Adel El-Sonbati

Mansoura University, Egypt

Thermoplastics can be used for various applications, which range from household articles to the aeronautic sector. This book, "Thermoplastic Elastomers", is comprised of nineteen chapters, written by specialized scientists dealing with physical and/or chemical modifications of thermoplastics and thermoplastic starch. Such studies will provide a great benefit to specialists in food, electric, telecommunication devices, and plastic industries. Each chapter provides a comprehensive introduction to a specific topic, with a survey of developments to date.

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Thermoplastic ElastomersEdited by Adel El-Sonbati

Published: March 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2038

ISBN: 978-953-51-0346-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4313-0

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

141496 Total Chapter Downloads

71 Crossref Citations

205 Web of Science Citations

177 Dimensions Citations


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1. Melt Blending with Thermoplastic Starch

By Francisco J. Rodríguez-González


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2. Thermoplastic Cassava Flour

By Diana Paola Navia and Héctor Samuel Villada


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3. Physical and/or Chemical Modifications of Starch by Thermoplastic Extrusion

By Maria Teresa Pedrosa Silva Clerici


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4. Properties and Biodegradation Nature of Thermoplastic Starch

By Redouan Saiah, Richard Gattin and P.A. Sreekumar


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5. Starch Protective Loose-Fill Foams

By Marcin Mitrus


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6. Thermoplastic Starch

By Robert Shanks and Ing Kong


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7. Retrogradation and Antiplasticization of Thermoplastic Starch

By Yachuan Zhang and Curtis Rempel


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8. Thermoplastic Elastomers

By Robert Shanks and Ing Kong


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9. Modification of Thermoplastics with Reactive Silanes and Siloxanes

By Jerzy J. Chruściel and Elżbieta Leśniak


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10. Advantages of Low Energy Adhesion PP for Ballistics

By J. Gonzalo Carrillo-Baeza, W.J. Cantwell and Ricardo A. Gamboa-Castellanos


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11. Microinjection Molding of Enhanced Thermoplastics

By Mónica Oliveira, Victor Neto, Maria Fonseca, Tatiana Zhiltsova and José Grácio


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12. Investigation of the Physical Characteristics of Polypropylene Meltblown Nonwovens Under Varying Production Parameters

By Deniz Duran


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13. Thermoplastic Extrusion in Food Processing

By Caroline Joy Steel, Maria Gabriela Vernaza Leoro, Marcio Schmiele, Reinaldo Eduardo Ferreira and Yoon Kil Chang


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14. Lightweight Plastic Materials

By Marek Kozlowski


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15. The Performance Envelope of Spinal Implants Utilizing Thermoplastic Materials

By Daniel J. Cook, Matthew S. Yeager, Shamik Chakraborty, Donald M. Whiting and Boyle C. Cheng


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16. Application of Thermoplastics in Protection of Natural Fibres

By Fauziah Ahmad, Farshid Bateni, Mohammadreza Samadi Tavana and Ahmad Shukri Yahaya


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17. Characterization of Thermoplastic Elastomers by Means of Temperature Scanning Stress Relaxation Measurements

By Vennemann Norbert


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18. New Thermoplastic Ionic Elastomers Based on MA-g-EPDM with Advanced Characteristics

By Anton Airinei, Mihaela Homocianu, Daniel Timpu and Daniela Maria Stelescu


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19. Electroactive Thermoplastic Dielectric Elastomers as a New Generation Polymer Actuators

By Chong Min Koo


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