Thermoplastic polyurethanes derived from petrochemical or renewable resources: A comprehensive review
Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) materials are obtained by the reaction of polyol (ether-, ester-, and carbonate-based diols with average molecular weight in the range from 1,000 to 3,000 g/mol) with aliphatic or aromatic diisocyanates. Synthesized materials consist of the hard and soft segments which are separated in different level. All mechanical and thermal properties of TPUs depend on the chemical structure of used monomers,...
Synthesis, structure and properties of poly(ester-urethane)s obtained using bio-based and petrochemical1,3-propanediol and 1,4-butanediol
In this paper, the poly(ester-urethane)s obtained using petrochemical and bio-based chain extenders were prepared and characterized. The influence of glycols’ origin on the chemical structure, mechanical and thermal properties of the prepared polyurethanes was studied. The materials were synthesised by prepolymer method. The first step involved the reaction of α,ω-dihydroxy(ethylene-butylene adipate (POLIOS 55/20) with 4,4’-diphenylmethane...
Effect of high loading of titanium dioxide particles on the morphology and selected properties of natural rubber-based composites
The aim of this work was to prepare and characterize the natural rubber vulcanizates contained different amounts of titanium dioxide particles. At first rubber mixture was prepared using a laboratory two-roll mill and then samples were vulcanized in a hydraulic press. The formulation of rubber mixture and rubber-processing technique is based on our earlier investigations. Materials were obtained at the different titanium dioxide...
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