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dc.contributor.editorKumar Das, Chapal
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-20T15:53:10Z
dc.date.available2021-04-20T15:53:10Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifierONIX_20210420_9789535122234_2138
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/66779
dc.description.abstractThermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), commonly known as thermoplastic rubbers, are a category of copolymers having thermoplastic and elastomeric characteristics. A TPE is a rubbery material with properties very close to those of conventional vulcanized rubber at normal conditions. It can be processed in a molten state even at elevated temperatures. TPEs show advantages typical of both rubbery materials and plastic materials. TPEs are a class of polymers bridging between the service properties of elastomers and the processing properties of thermoplastics. Nowadays, the best use of thermoplastics is in the field of biomedical applications, starting from artificial skin to many of the artificial human body parts. Apart from these, thermoplastic elastomers are being used for drug encapsulation purposes, and since they are biocompatible in many cases, their scope of applications has been broadened in the biotechnological field as well. The present book highlights many biological and biomedical applications of TPEs from which the broader area readers will benefit.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PN Chemistry::PNF Analytical chemistry::PNFS Spectrum analysis, spectrochemistry, mass spectrometryen_US
dc.subject.otherPolymer chemistry
dc.titleThermoplastic Elastomers
dc.title.alternativeSynthesis and Applications
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5772/59647
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy78a36484-2c0c-47cb-ad67-2b9f5cd4a8f6
oapen.relation.isbn9789535122234
oapen.relation.isbn9789535166436
oapen.imprintIntechOpen
oapen.pages178


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