English Abstract

Applications of Acrylic Thermoplastic Elastomer

KURARITY Business Promotion Department, Elastomer Division, Kuraray Co., Ltd., Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2013),86(10),321-326 General Review in Japanese

A novel acrylic thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), poly(methyl methacrylate)-block-poly(n-butyl acrylate)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate), was developed by a living anionic polymerization technology. The acrylic TPE has excellent weather-resistance, transparency, flexibility and adhesive property. The applications are now expanding in the fields of pressure sensitive adhesives, molding materials and modifiers.

Keywords: Acrylic thermoplastic elastomer, acrylic block copolymer, living anionic polymerization, pressure sensitive adhesive, molding material, modifier