Nanostructured Thermosets: From model networks to advanced materials
Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères
Université de Lyon
Thermoset precursors are frequently formulated with modifiers like small molecules, oils, low- or high-molar mass rubbers or thermoplastics. One application which has been an interesting and challenging topic for over four decades is the toughening of thermosetting polymers for adhesives, coatings and composites. In recent years, a new thermoset toughening approach using self-assembling amphiphilic block copolymers, BCPs has drawn significant attention. The incorporation of a small amount of dispersed microphase-separated BCP can produce significant improvements in fracture toughness without compromising other properties of the neat epoxy network. But to develop innovative technologies involving thermoplastic films or fibers, thermoset powders, prepregs for infusion, or resin transfer molding (RTM), the initial viscosity of the formulation and the viscosity increase during the curing process have to be controlled. Some examples of the use of BCPs for preparing advanced (and also functional) materials will be given during this presentation.
Professor Pascault is Emeritus Professor at the National Institute of Applied Science (INSA) Lyon France. He was Professor in the same Institute from 1983 to 2005; Director of the Laboratory of Macromolecular Materials (Associated with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)) from 1982 to 1998; Director of a CNRS Polymer Network Group (FR CNRS) from 2000 up to 2006; President of the French Polymer Group, GFP, and of the Polymer Division of the French Chemical Society, SFC from 2001 to 2004. He has authored over 320 scientific publications including several book chapters and two books (Thermosetting Polymers, J.P. Pascault, H. Sautereau, J. Verdu and R.J.J. Williams, Marcel Dekker, 2000 and Epoxy Polymers: New Materials and Innovations, J.P. Pascault and R. J. J. Williams, Wiley, 2010) and 32 patents.
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