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Compatibility and Copolymerisation

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Part of the Materials Science Series book series (MASCSE)

Abstract

Rubber-toughened plastics are composite materials, consisting of a rigid matrix with a relatively high T g and a rubbery disperse phase with a low T g. The adhesion between these phases should be strong, and the rubber should be broken down into small particles without becoming too finely dispersed to be effective in toughening the rigid polymer. Optimum particle sizes vary, but are usually in the range 0·1 to 2·0 μm. The task of the chemist is to control the morphology of the composite, the structure of the separate phases and the interfacial adhesion in such a way as to obtain the best balance of properties.

Keywords

Block Copolymer Graft Copolymer Solubility Parameter Styrene Monomer Partial Miscibility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MaterialsCranfield Institute of TechnologyCranfield, BedfordEngland

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