English Abstract

Historical Details about Investigations of Polymer Blends & Alloys

Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganeishi, Tokyo, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2015),88(5),151-156 General Review in Japanese

The investigations of polymer blends and alloys had been initiated by a rubber blend of NR/Gutta-percha, during the first half of 19th century.
After that, SBR, HIPS, ABS, IPN and blockcopolymers have been produced one by one, and read to create various plastic blends and alloys.
On the first 20th century, "Polymer Alloy" was clearly defined as "Multicomponent Polymer". In this paper, the investigated process of polymer alloys and blends during 20th century has been summarised from academic point of view.

Keywords: Historical Process, Polymer Blends and Alloys, Miscible Polymers, Phase Diagrams, Multicomponent Polymers, Micro Phase-separated Structures, Common Plastic Alloys