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Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Polyamide Thermoplastic Elastomers (폴리아미드계 열가소성탄성체의 합성, 특성 및 응용)

  • Lee, Kang-Suk;Choi, Myung-Chan;Kim, Sung-Man;Chang, Young-Wook
    • Elastomers and Composites
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    • v.45 no.3
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    • pp.156-164
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    • 2010
  • Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) exhibit both elastomeric behaviors at used temperature range and melt processibility. Polyamide based thermoplastic elastomers (TPAEs) are segmented block copolymers with hard blocks consisting of polyamide segments, while the soft blocks usually consist of flexible segments having a low glass transition temperature. The TPAE is one of the engineering TPEs possessing high thermal stability, excellent mechanical performances, chemical resistance and excellent processibility. And they showed wide range of physical and functional properties depending upon the structure of each segment and their relative contents and the hybridization with various inorganic particles. In this review, synthesis, properties, and possible applications of TPAEs are summarized.