The Toughening of Highly Crosslinked Epoxy Networks using Core-Shell Rubber Particles

Samuel R. Swan, Claudia C. Creighton, Russell J. Varley, James M. Griffin, Bekim V. Gashi, Sayed Mohsen Seraji

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This work explores the effect of core shell rubber (CSR) addition on the resulting properties of a highly crosslinked bi-component epoxy resin blend. The effects of network structure and topology are explored and related to the efficacy of CSR as a toughener for rigid, high-Tg polymer networks. A combination of thermal, spectral, and mechanical testing shows that excellent toughness enhancement can indeed still be achieved, despite a modest reduction in flexural properties for a high glass transition temperature (~259°C) network.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventSPE ANTEC 2022 Conference - Charlotte, United States
Duration: 14 Jun 202216 Jun 2022


ConferenceSPE ANTEC 2022 Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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