Thermoreversible cross-linking of rubber

Lorenzo Massimo Polgar

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Cross-linking of rubbers is crucial as it provides good elasticity and high strength. Unfortunately, cross-linking also prevents melt reprocessability, making it very difficult to recycle cross-linked rubber products, at least in a cradle to cradle context. The thesis describes the development of recyclable rubber products via thermoreversible cross-linking, particularly via Diels-Alder chemistry in order to obtain materials that combine the material properties of a permanently cross-linked rubber at service conditions with the melt (re)processability of a non-cross-linked rubber.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Picchioni, Francesco, Supervisor
  • van Duin, Martin, Supervisor
Award date24-Mar-2017
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Print ISBNs978-90-367-9249-3
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-9248-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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