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Title: Polymer alloys with balanced heat storage capacity and engineering attributes and applications thereof

Abstract

A thermoplastic polymer of relatively low melt temperature is blended with at least one of thermosets, elastomers, and thermoplastics of relatively high melt temperature in order to produce a polymer blend which absorbs relatively high quantities of latent heat without melting or major loss of physical and mechanical characteristics as temperature is raised above the melting temperature of the low-melt-temperature thermoplastic. The polymer blend can be modified by the addition of at least one of fillers, fibers, fire retardants, compatibilisers, colorants, and processing aids. The polymer blend may be used in applications where advantage can be taken of the absorption of excess heat by a component which remains solid and retains major fractions of its physical and mechanical characteristics while absorbing relatively high quantities of latent heat.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Lansing, MI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
DPD INC
OSTI Identifier:
874913
Patent Number(s):
6488865
Assignee:
Technova Corporation (Okemos, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C08 - ORGANIC MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS C08L - COMPOSITIONS OF MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS
C - CHEMISTRY C09 - DYES C09K - MATERIALS FOR MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS, NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-99ER82780
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
polymer; alloys; balanced; heat; storage; capacity; engineering; attributes; applications; thermoplastic; melt; temperature; blended; thermosets; elastomers; thermoplastics; produce; blend; absorbs; quantities; latent; melting; major; loss; physical; mechanical; characteristics; raised; low-melt-temperature; modified; addition; fillers; fibers; fire; retardants; compatibilisers; colorants; processing; aids; advantage; absorption; excess; component; remains; solid; retains; fractions; absorbing; storage capacity; thermoplastic polymer; melt temperature; /252/524/525/

Citation Formats

Soroushian, Parviz. Polymer alloys with balanced heat storage capacity and engineering attributes and applications thereof. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Soroushian, Parviz. Polymer alloys with balanced heat storage capacity and engineering attributes and applications thereof. United States.
Soroushian, Parviz. Tue . "Polymer alloys with balanced heat storage capacity and engineering attributes and applications thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874913.
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abstractNote = {A thermoplastic polymer of relatively low melt temperature is blended with at least one of thermosets, elastomers, and thermoplastics of relatively high melt temperature in order to produce a polymer blend which absorbs relatively high quantities of latent heat without melting or major loss of physical and mechanical characteristics as temperature is raised above the melting temperature of the low-melt-temperature thermoplastic. The polymer blend can be modified by the addition of at least one of fillers, fibers, fire retardants, compatibilisers, colorants, and processing aids. The polymer blend may be used in applications where advantage can be taken of the absorption of excess heat by a component which remains solid and retains major fractions of its physical and mechanical characteristics while absorbing relatively high quantities of latent heat.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
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