Low surface energy rubber materials: relationship between network architecture and tack of silicone rubbers

Marek Mikrut

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

The objective of this work was to investigate the relationship between different factors characterizing the network structure on the tackiness of silicone rubber (PDMS). A custom tack testing device was constructed, based on the existing Tel-Tak principle. The experimental work involved testing the tack of silicone rubber in relation to crosslink density and type of contact, the development of tack with time of contact in relation to the molecular weight of the polymer, and the influence of loose, uncrosslinked polymer chains embedded in the crosslinked network.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Noordermeer, Jacobus W.M., Supervisor
Award date25 Oct 2007
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-2565-7
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2007

Keywords

  • IR-58028

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