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Thermoplastic Elastomers

Synthesis and Applications

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), commonly known as thermoplastic rubbers, are a category of copolymers having thermoplastic and elastomeric characteristics. A TPE is a rubbery material with properties very close to those of conventional vulcanized rubber at normal conditions. It can be processed in a molten state even at elevated temperatures. TPEs show advantages typical of both rubbery materials and plastic materials. TPEs are a class of polymers bridging between the service properties of elastomers and the processing properties of thermoplastics. Nowadays, the best use of thermoplastics is in the field of biomedical applications, starting from artificial skin to many of the artificial human body parts. Apart from these, thermoplastic elastomers are being used for drug encapsulation purposes, and since they are biocompatible in many cases, their scope of applications has been broadened in the biotechnological field as well. The present book highlights many biological and biomedical applications of TPEs from which the broader area readers will benefit.

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Thermoplastic ElastomersSynthesis and ApplicationsEdited by Chapal Kumar Das

Published: November 26th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59647

ISBN: 978-953-51-2223-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6643-6

Copyright year: 2015

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9 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Synthesis and Properties of Polyurethanes Based on Synthetic Polyhydroxybutyrate for Medical Application

By Joanna Brzeska


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2. Synthesis and Properties of Multiblock Terpoly(Ester-Aliphatic- Amide) and Terpoly(Ester-Ether-Amide) Thermoplastic Elastomers with Various Chemical Compositions of Ester Block

By Joanna Rokicka and Ryszard Ukielski


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3. Plasticization and Morphology Development in Dynamically Vulcanized Thermoplastic Elastomers

By Shant Shahbikian and Pierre J. Carreau


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4. Environmental Degradability of Polyurethanes

By Katarzyna Krasowska, Aleksandra Heimowska and Maria Rutkowska


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5. Heat sensing Thermoplastic Elastomer Based on Polyolefins for Encapsulation Applications

By Tanya Das and Sunanda Roy


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6. Thermoplastic Elastomers with Photo-actuating Properties

By Markéta Ilčíková, Miroslav Mrlík and Jaroslav Mosnáček


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7. Thermoplastic Resins used in Dentistry

By Lavinia Ardelean, Cristina Maria Bortun, Angela Codruta Podariu and Laura Cristina Rusu


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