Next Article in Journal
Polymeric Slippery Coatings: Nature and Applications
Next Article in Special Issue
Effects of Additives on the Morphology and Performance of PPTA/PVDF in Situ Blend UF Membrane
Previous Article in Journal
Maintaining Structural Stability of Poly(lactic acid): Effects of Multifunctional Epoxy based Reactive Oligomers
Previous Article in Special Issue
Strong Screening Effect of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS) Nanoparticles on Hydrogen Bonded Polymer Blends
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Polymers 2014, 6(5), 1251-1265; doi:10.3390/polym6051251

Historical Perspective of Advances in the Science and Technology of Polymer Blends

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
Received: 21 March 2014 / Revised: 14 April 2014 / Accepted: 25 April 2014 / Published: 30 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Blends)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [229 KB, uploaded 30 April 2014]   |  

Abstract

This paper will review the important developments in the field of polymer blends. The subject of polymer blends has been one of the most prolific areas in polymer science and technology in the past five decades judging from publications and patents on the subject. Although a continuing important subject, the peak intensity occurred in the 1970s and 1980s. The author has been active in this area for five decades and this paper is a recollection of some of the important milestones/breakthroughs in the field. The discussion will cover the development of the theory relevant to polymer blends, experimental methods, approaches to achieve compatibility in immiscible/incompatible blends, the nature of phase separation and commercial activity. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymer blends; polymer miscibility; polymer blend compatibilization; historical review of polymer blends polymer blends; polymer miscibility; polymer blend compatibilization; historical review of polymer blends
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Robeson, L. Historical Perspective of Advances in the Science and Technology of Polymer Blends. Polymers 2014, 6, 1251-1265.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Polymers EISSN 2073-4360 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top