English Abstract

Industrial Synthetic Method of the Rubbers
15. Styrenic Thermoplastic Elastomer

Asahi Kasei Corp., Kawasaki, Kanagawa, JAPAN
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2017),90(4),206-209 General Review in Japanese

Styrenic thermoplastic elastomer (TPS) is styrene-butadiene block copolymers, widely recognized with excellent elastomeric characteristics, compatibility with polystyrene and other polymers. TPS is produced in combination with living anionic polymerization, chemical modification and hydrogenation. In this review, industrial production methods, properties and functions are reported.

Keywords: Styrenic Thermoplastic Elastomer, TPS, SBS, SIS, SEBS, SEPS, Hydrogenation, Chemical Modification