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Title: Poly(Methyl Methacrylate-co-Styrene) modified with hydrogenated natural rubber
Authors: S. Thawornwisit
K. Charmondusit
G. L. Rempel
N. Hinchiranan
P. Prasassarakich
Chulalongkorn University
Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University
University of Waterloo
Keywords: Materials Science
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2010
Citation: Journal of Elastomers and Plastics. Vol.42, No.1 (2010), 35-47
Abstract: The mechanical properties of brittle polymers are improved by blending with rubbers. Due to C=C in the rubber structure, polymer/rubber blends have poor thermal and oxidative resistance. In this research, the mechanical and physical properties including the morphology of poly(methyl methacrylate-co-styrene) sheet modified by blending with hydrogenated natural rubber were investigated. The optimum styrene content in copolymer sheets for improving the mechanical properties was 20% (w/w) and inclusion of hydrogenated natural rubber at 1% (w/w) exhibited a higher thermal resistance. This implies that hydrogenated natural rubber can be used as an impact modifier and thermal resistance improver for acrylic plastics.
ISSN: 15308006
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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