PL8091 - THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

PL8091 - THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

PL8091

THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS

 LPTC

3003

OBJECTIVES:
• To enable the students to understand the structural properties of thermoplastic elastomers. • To study the synthesis method, compounding, processing characteristics and application of elastomeric blends.

UNIT I

THERMOPLASTIC STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMER

9

Synthesis, morphology, Properties, formulating, compounding and application of styrenic block copolymers

UNIT II

THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE

9

Thermoplastic Polyurethane – Synthesis – Morphology –thermal transition – Properties – Applications – Blends of TPU with other polymer – Bonding and welding.


UNIT III

THERMOPLASTIC POLYAMIDES AND POLYESTERS

9

Thermoplastic Elastomer based on polyamides and Thermoplastic Polyether ester elastomers – Synthesis – Morphology – Properties – Compounding - Bonding and welding – Applications - Blends.

UNIT IV

THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFINS AND BLENDS

9

Synthesis, Morphology, Property, Blends and application of TPE based on Polyolefin – TPE based on Halogen: PVC/NBR, FKM – Ionic TPE - Other TPEs – Elastomeric stat block copolymers – TPEs based on Interpenetrating Network – Based on Polyacrylates.

UNIT V

THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS PROCESSING

9

Processing Methods –Introduction – Mixing and blending equipment – Extrusion –Injection molding – Compression molding – Transfer molding – Blow molding - Foaming – Thermoforming – secondary manufacturing process.

TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES: Upon completing this course, the students
• Will be able to understand the synthesis methods of various thermoplastic elastomers.
• Will be able to analyze the properties of elastomers based on their morphology and structure.
• Will be able to understand the properties and applications of blends of thermoplastic elastomers.
• Will be able to recognize the processing methods for different thermoplastic elastomers.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Jiri George Drobny, “Handbook of thermoplastic Elastomers”, William Andrew Publication, Plastics Design Library, 2007.
2. Hoffman, Rubber Technology Handbook -, Hanser Pub. Munich - 1996

REFERENCES:
1. Geoffrey Holden, “Understanding Thermoplastic Elastomers”, Hanser 2000.
2. K.E.Kear, Developments in Thermoplastic Elastomers, Rapra Technology, 2003.
3. Anil K. Bhowmick, Howard Stephens, “Handbook of elastomers”, Marcel Dekker, 2nd edition, 2001.
4. C.M.Blow and C. Hepburn,- Rubber Technology and Manufacture, Eds, Buttenvorths, London 2nd edition, 1982.

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