Polymer Blends

Processing, Morphology, and Properties

  • Ezio Martuscelli
  • Rosario Palumbo
  • Marian Kryszewski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. E. Martuscelli, M. Pracella, M. Avella, R. Greco, G. Ragosta
    Pages 49-69
  3. A. J. Carter, C. K. L. Davies, A. G. Thomas
    Pages 71-86
  4. S. Cesca, S. Arrighetti, A. De Chirico, A. Brancaccio
    Pages 143-166
  5. M. Avella, R. Greco, N. Lanzetta, G. Maglio, M. Malinconico, E. Martuscelli et al.
    Pages 191-200
  6. S. D. Sjoerdsma, A. C. A. M. Bleijenberg, D. Heikens
    Pages 201-237
  7. R. Greco, G. Ragosta, E. Martuscelli, C. Silvestre
    Pages 281-293
  8. E. Martuscelli, C. Silvestre, R. Greco, G. Ragosta
    Pages 295-318
  9. E. Pedemonte, G. C. Alfonso, G. Siccardi
    Pages 319-331
  10. Z. Dobkowski, Z. Kohman, B. Krajewski
    Pages 363-372

About this book


Multicomponent polymeric systems, or polymeric blends, have recently created considerable interest and they represent a new and important challenge for research. These systems have already become technologically important, but the prospects for their applications have by no means been exhausted. For thermodynamic reasons polymer blends do not usually form homogeneous mixtures but exhibit micro­ or macrophase separation. This incompatibility has some inherent advantages as varying the composition and the processing conditions, materials with different structures and morphologies can be obtained whose properties may be superior to those of one of the components e. g. high impact resistant plastics. Investigations of multicomponent polymer systems constitute a new branch of macromolecular science which now claims as much interest as the behaviour of dilute solutions, crystallization, statistics of chain~~ tacticity, and single crystal formation did a few years ago. The complexity of the problems related to control­ led preparation and properties studies of mUlticomponent polymer systems is such that it is often more practicable to conduct them on an international basis. The aim of the first Joint Italian-Polish Seminar on Multicomponent Polymer Systems was to discuss recent results obtained in that field in both countries. As the range of topics to be covered was fairly wide, we thought it advisable to invite scientists from other countries to share with us some aspects of their own studies.


Tacticity macromolecular science morphology plastics polymer polymer science synthesis transitions

Editors and affiliations

  • Ezio Martuscelli
    • 1
  • Rosario Palumbo
    • 1
  • Marian Kryszewski
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Research on Technology of Polymers and RheologyCNRNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Center of Molecular and Macromolecular StudiesPolish Academy of SciencesLodzPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3177-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3179-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3177-3
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