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The molecular weight of the polymer for optimum physical properties is between M¯ w 100,000–200,000. Polyethers generally give elastomers having a lower level of physical properties than the polyester polyols. The elastomer can be compounded in a plastic or rubber mill. Stabilizers, processing aids, and extenders are the additives used. They do not require any curing. 10 Two-phase morphology of polyurethane. © 2001 by Technomic Publishing Company, Inc. , onecomponent systems and two-component systems.
They are also used for preparing aqueous polyurethane dispersions. The blocked isocyanate group does not react with water. The isocyanate group is regenerated for reaction after drying and heating of the dispersion. 2 Polyols Besides the polyisocyanates, the other important building blocks of polyurethanes are polyfunctional alcohols. Polyurethanes made from short-chain diols yield linear crystalline fiber-forming polymers, lower melting than the corresponding polyamides, that are of little commercial interest.
The twophase morphology is applicable to linear elastomers as well as to most of the cross-linked polyurethanes. 5 THERMOPLASTIC URETHANE ELASTOMERS [13,16] TPUs are high molecular weight polymers obtained by the reaction of polyol, diisocyanate, and chain extender. These are fully reacted linear chains, segmented in structure with hetero-phase morphology as described in the previous section. 0, the free NCO groups react with urethane groups forming allophanate branched or cross-linked structures.