The nature and general properties of TPEs are explained and classes of materials considered. Developments in specific market sectors are outlined. The groups of materials considered include styrenics, polyether-esters, polyamides, polyurethanes, and polyolefins. The review is supported by extensive references and abstracts section containing over 400 abstracts.
Materials: Styrenic block copolymers, polyether-ester block copolymers, thermoplastic polyamide elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers, thermoplastic polyolefin elastomers, miscellaneous thermoplastic elastomers (6 groups).
- General Properties of Thermoplastic Elastomers
- Classes of Thermoplastic Elastomers (properties, processing, applications)
- Applications (automotive, footwear, hose, tube, wire, cable, medical)
- General Prospects for Thermoplastic Elastomers