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Polymers 2018, 10(1), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10010087

Mechanical Properties Changes of Irradiated Thermoplastic Elastomer

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CEBIA-Tech, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Nad Stranemi 4511, 760 05 Zlín, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Vavreckova 275, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic
This article is dedicated, in memoriam, to Assoc. Prof . David Manas.
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Received: 14 December 2017 / Revised: 12 January 2018 / Accepted: 15 January 2018 / Published: 17 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Elastomers)
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Some polymers need a cross-linking agent for the controlled cross-linking process of polymers with a tendency to degradation during the radiation cross-linking process. While, on the other hand, other polymers do not need a cross-linking agent—predominantly there are cross-linking polymers. The Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) that was used belongs to this group of predominantly cross-linking polymers; however, this agent is added because of faster reaction times and smaller irradiation doses. Microindentation–tensile and tensile impact tests were carried out on a thermoplastic sample—with, and without, a cross-linking agent. Small changes were measured between these materials at low radiation doses, (up to 66 kGy); nevertheless, at higher doses, the influence of the cross-linking agent on the mechanical properties is significant. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermoplastic elastomer; tensile test; micro-hardness testing; radiation cross-linking; mechanical properties thermoplastic elastomer; tensile test; micro-hardness testing; radiation cross-linking; mechanical properties
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Manas, D.; Mizera, A.; Manas, M.; Ovsik, M.; Hylova, L.; Sehnalek, S.; Stoklasek, P. Mechanical Properties Changes of Irradiated Thermoplastic Elastomer. Polymers 2018, 10, 87.

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