"Elastomery" is a Polish scientific and technical journal covering the field of chemistry, technology and processing of elastomers and polymers. It is addressed to scientists, managers and engineering staff of universities, R&D institutions, industry, specializing in rubber and elastomers.
The journal is one of the most important Polish technical journals, It has been published since 1996. It is scored by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. "Elastomery" has been abstracted and indexed by several databases, e.g. BAZTECH, Index Copernicus (Poland) and by "Chemical Abstracts" (USA); "RAPRA-Abstracts" (UK).
Authors come from many countries, e.g. France, Germany, India, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland.
Members of Editorial Board are leading specialists in the field of rubber, elastomers and polymers, from Polish as well as foreign institutions.
Publications are in Polish or in English. Titles, Abstracts, Keywords, Table and Figure titles are both in Polish, and in English.

"Elastomery" publishes, in Polish or in English:

  • Original, reviewed research, scientific and technology papers in the field of rubber, elastomers and polymers synthesis, analysis, technology and modification, processing, properties, applications and recycling
  • Current information on technical novelties and inventions in the field of rubber, elastomers and polymers, sourced from foreign and Polish publications
  • Unique information relating to the Polish rubber, plastics and chemical industry
  • Announcements and reports on fairs, conferences and scientific symposia
  • Information on people, universities and corporations in the rubber sector

In the Newest Issue...

Nr 3(116), Vol. 22(2018)

Elastomery nr 3/2018 cover

Cezary Dębek

Rubber composites containing a filler obtained from recycling of small electro-waste

The previous article presents the properties of recycled toner used in laser printers and the properties of standard mixes and vulcanizates of SBR, NBR and EPDM rubber containing toner as a filler. Research has shown that the use of recycled toner as a filler in non-polar rubber blends, e.g. EPDM, is useless, although introduced in smaller amounts can be a plasticizer of EPDM blends. However, it has been possible to use toner as a filler in NBR mixtures in which the processing properties and resistance to thermal aging of vulcanizates are improved. This work describes the properties of rubber mixtures and vulcanizates with improved composition based on SBR, EPDM, NBR rubbers and containing post-consumer recovered toner as a filler. Composition formula was adjusted by taking into account the resin contained in the toner (about 65% by mass) on the polymeric (rubber) component side and filling the total amount of filler to the value in the comparative blends.
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Paulina Kasprzyk, Janusz Datta

New plant-derived monomers in the synthesis of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomersNew plant-derived monomers in the synthesis of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers

The raw materials commonly used in the synthesis of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers are substances obtained from sources of petrochemical origin. The situation, however, is changing dynamically and in many economies of the world there are already visible trends, involving the increasing use of plant-derived substances in the production of raw materials, eg. glycols, isocyanates or polyols, as substitutes for synthetic analogues. The work includes an overview of the current literature on the acquisition and use of plant-derived monomers in the synthesis of polyurethane thermoplastics. Among other things, the methods of synthesis (biosynthesis) of bio-materials prepared from plants were discussed in detail. In the last part of the article, commercial polyurethanes (systems) already existing on the market, which contain in their composition the residues of natural derived monomers in both hard and soft segments are characterized.
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Inez Kowalczyk, Magdalena Kwiatkowska

Processability of furan-ester multiblock copolymers based on plant-derived monomers

New bio-based furan-ester multiblock copolymers due to their specific multiphase structure exhibit the features of thermoplastic elastomers. However the presence of the ester bonds in macromolecules increases their sensitivity to hydrolytic degradation in higher temperature. In this paper the processing properties of poly(butylene furanoate) copolymerized with plant-derived dimerized fatty acid diol (PBF-DDFA) as the flexible segment were investigated. The presented results contribute to the characteristic of the new group of ester polymers, in which the main monomer is plant-derived 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid. The investigated copolymers contain 60 to 80% of plant-derived substrates.
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