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Achieving this block structure is possible through Controlled Radical Polymerization (CRP), more precisely Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization (NMP), based on Arkema‘s proprietary alcoxyamine: BlocBuilder®.
Generally, Nanostrength® block copolymers are triblock polymers consisting of polymethylmethacrylate-b-polybutylacrylate-b-polymethylmethacrylate (our MAM family) or polystyrene-b-polybutylacrylate-b-polystyrene (our SAS family).
Diblock polymers based on such monomers are also available. The different blocks (polymethylmethyacrylate or polystyrene) can be functionalized with other co-monomers of different polarity, hydrophilicity, reactivity and adhesion in order to tailor the polymer to specific needs.
- Nanostrength® is available in regular and functionalized versions to ensure compatibility with numerous polymer matrices and achieve the desired functionalization or balance of properties.
- Nanostrength® can be incorporated into the desired end-product without raising the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the existing matrix.
- Incorporating Nanostrength® into epoxy, (meth)acrylic or PPE systems increases the material’s resistance to crack propagation.
- Nanostrength® is available in pellets, powder or microgranules to enable easy incorporation into current materials.