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Thermoplastic elastomer by reactive blending of poly(butylene succinate)with ethylene - propylenediene terpolymer and ethylene - 1 - butene rubbers

Jantanasakulwong, Kittisak and Rohindra, David and Mori, Keisuke and Kuboyama, Keiichi and Ougizawa, Toshiaki (2013) Thermoplastic elastomer by reactive blending of poly(butylene succinate)with ethylene - propylenediene terpolymer and ethylene - 1 - butene rubbers. Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, 45 (6). pp. 1-17. ISSN 0095-2443

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    Abstract

    Poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) was melt blended with maleic anhydride 13grafted ethylenepropylene-diene terpolymer (EPDM-MAH) and maleic anhydride 13grafted ethylene-1- butene copolymer (EB-MAH) to obtain thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) containing a biodegradable polyester. PBS/EB-MAH blend showed lower modulus and excellent strain recovery compared to PBS/EPDM-MAH blend due to the smaller rubber particle size. Tensile strength of PBS/EPDM-MAH blend was found to be significantly improved by annealing because of the increased interfacial reaction between PBS matrix phase and EPDMdispersed phase and the increased cross-linking in EPDM. As the result, it was found that the annealing process is effective for the improvement of the mechanical properties of PBS/MAH-grafted rubber blends.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
    Depositing User: David Rohindra
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 11:54
    Last Modified: 24 May 2017 10:08
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7065
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