The development of new polymeric materials has caused a considerable expansion in the field of reactive processing. These new materials are very competitive compared to the traditional ones with respect to production costs and performance. The reports published in this volume present the recent developments and emerging trends in the field of reactive processing and the physical properties of the resulting polymeric materials. Special attention is given to the chemical, kinetic and rheological aspects of reactive processing.
Preface Phase separation profiles in rubber modified thermosets obtained by reactive processing R.J.J. Williams, H.E. Adabbo, A.J. Rojas and J. Borrajo Thermoplastic elastomers with glassy and crystalline domains G. Perego, A. Roggero and L. Gargani Transesterification reaction in molten polymers M. Lambla, J. Druz and A. Bouilloux Reactive blending: structure and properties of crosslinked olefinic thermoplastic elastomers D. Romanini, E. Garagnani and E. Marchetti SIN interpenetreting polymer networks: structure, morphology and physical properties H.L.Frisch Nitrile rubber-modified poly ( caprolactam) by activated anionic polymerization: synthesis, molecular characterization and morphology G.C. Alfonso, G. Dondero, S. Russo, A. Turturro and E. Martuscelli Reactive extrusion G. Menges, T. Bartilla and P. Heidemeyer Ply morphology of molded SMC: relationship to rheological properties and process conditions J. Collister Viscoelastic properties of thermoplastic ethylene-propylene elastomers dynamically cross-linked L. Corbelli, S. Giovanardi and E. Martini Author index Subject index