Plastics Toughening and Compatibilization

Authored by: Eli Ruckenstein , Hangquan Li , Chong Cheng

Concentrated Emulsion Polymerization

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367134556
eBook ISBN: 9780429026577
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This chapter illustrates plastics toughening and compatibilization using concentrated emulsion approaches. Toughing of brittle plastics can significantly broaden their applicability. Compatibilization of immiscible polymers also leads to polymer blends with stabilized morphologies that are required for common applications. Such modifications are achieved either by using polymerization in a single concentrated emulsion with dissolved polymeric modifiers, or by mixing two partially polymerized concentrated emulsions for continuous polymerization.

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