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

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

Received: 21 March 2014; in revised form: 14 April 2014 / Accepted: 25 April 2014 / Published: 30 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Blends)
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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.
Keywords: polymer blends; polymer miscibility; polymer blend compatibilization; historical review of polymer blends
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [229 KB, uploaded 30 April 2014 17:13 CEST]

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

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

AMA Style

Robeson L. Historical Perspective of Advances in the Science and Technology of Polymer Blends. Polymers. 2014; 6(5):1251-1265.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Robeson, Lloyd. 2014. "Historical Perspective of Advances in the Science and Technology of Polymer Blends." Polymers 6, no. 5: 1251-1265.

Polymers EISSN 2073-4360 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert