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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)
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
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Robeson, L. Historical Perspective of Advances in the Science and Technology of Polymer Blends. Polymers 2014, 6, 1251-1265. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/polym6051251

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Robeson L. Historical Perspective of Advances in the Science and Technology of Polymer Blends. Polymers. 2014; 6(5):1251-1265. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/polym6051251

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Robeson, Lloyd. 2014. "Historical Perspective of Advances in the Science and Technology of Polymer Blends" Polymers 6, no. 5: 1251-1265. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/polym6051251

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