Unformatted text preview: fluorothermoplastic elastomer (F-TPE) is defined as a specific TPE which contains fluorothermoplastic and fluoroelastomer. Generally, these types of materials show the following advantages: (1) both advantages typical of rubbery materials and plastic materials, (2) processable and recyclable like thermoplastic, (3) great improvement of properties achieved by the addition of small amount of nanofillers. While the advantages of F-TPE lead to extensive applications, the limitations are also obvious: high cost of raw materials, insufficient mechanical and thermal stability which might not be enough for certain uses. To overcome these disadvantages, different nanofillers can be used to improve the F-TPE’s properties. Detailed information, experiments and results will be introduced in the following chapters....
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- Spring '08
- Polymer, Elastomer, polymer matrix, Thermoplastic elastomer, Fluorothermoplastic Elastomer