Thermal properties of epoxy/thermoplastic blends

Irthasa Aazem, Aklesh Kumar, Manisha Mohapatra, Jung Hwi Cho, Jarin Joyner, Peter Samora Owuor, Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Jinu Jacob George*, Raghavan Prasanth

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Abstract

Incorporation of thermoplastics into the epoxy resin is a potential route for the development of toughened epoxy thermoset with augmented properties. The ultimate properties of the blend depend on the various transitions and trans- formations during epoxy polymerization such as the viscoelastic phase separa- tion, secondary phase separation, gelation, and vitrification. In this chapter, it is aimed to give a detailed description on the various approaches for improving the fracture toughness of epoxy by blending with thermoplastics, the toughening mechanisms involved, and their effects on the thermal properties of the blends. All the systems have been analyzed with a special attention on their thermal properties. Thus, the thermoplastic-modified epoxy resins with improved fracture toughness along with the inherent properties of epoxy resins fall in the class of engineering materials, which is eligible for many high-end applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Epoxy Blends
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages707-741
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9783319400433
ISBN (Print)9783319400419
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 25 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Epoxy thermoset
  • Glass transition temperature
  • Thermal mending
  • Thermal transitions
  • Thermoplastics

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    Aazem, I., Kumar, A., Mohapatra, M., Cho, J. H., Joyner, J., Owuor, P. S., Parameswaranpillai, J., Thakur, V. K., George, J. J., & Prasanth, R. (2017). Thermal properties of epoxy/thermoplastic blends. In Handbook of Epoxy Blends (pp. 707-741). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40043-3_46