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Understanding Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)

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Other Qualifications , Uncategorised

Course Description

Course Overview The selection of the right TPE for a particular application can be difficult, with a wide range of materials to choose from. The move from vulcanised rubber or thermoplastic to TPE can also be a difficult decision in the first place. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the main types of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) available and will give a comparison of chemical structure; manufacturers; grades; properties; compounding; processsing and applications between each type. Reference is made to the place of TPEs relative to vulcanised rubber and thermoplastics and the future potential for these materials. Enough basic polymer science is included to understand these topics and extensive use is made of visual aids to assist. This course offers a pathway to a Postgraduate Certificate in Polymer Engineering Course Content The place of TPEs relative to vulcanised rubber and thermoplastics Basic polymer science, relevant to understanding TPE structures, properties and processing Styrenic block copolymers; SBS,SIS, and SEBS, and functionalized SEBS Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) Copolyesters Olefinic rubber/ thermoplastic blends; EPR/PP and EPDM/PP (TPO) TPE blends with a dynamically vulcanised phase; EPDM/PP, NBR/PP, and NR/PP (TPV) Copolyamides Future developments and potential for TPEs Summary and course review

Course Overview The selection of the right TPE for a particular application can be difficult, with a wide range of materials to choose from. The move from vulcanised rubber or thermoplastic to TPE can also be a difficult decision in the first place. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the main types of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) available and will give a comparison of...

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