Modeling foam growth in thermoplastics

R.J. Koopmans, C.F.J. Den Doelder, A.N. Paquet

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Foaming of thermoplastic polymers is a complex process. Here models are presented that address the viscoelastic character of the thermoplastic melt during the expansion phase of foam development. Each cell is described as consisting of a spherical gas bubble surrounded by a spherical shell of polymer containing dissolved gas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1873-1880
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes


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