Paper Title:

Thermoplastic Natural Rubber (TPNR) as a Backbone Binder for Metal Injection Molding Process

Periodical Advanced Materials Research (Volume 428)
Main Theme Materials Science and Engineering Technology
Chapter Chapter 1: Materials Science and Engineering
Edited by Gary Yang
Pages 24-27
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Hassan Norita et al., 2012, Advanced Materials Research, 428, 24
Online since January 2012
Authors Hassan Norita, Ahmad Haji Sahrim, Muhamad Norhamidi, Mohd Afian Omar
Keywords Backbone Binder, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), TPNR
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Thermoplastic natural rubbers (TPNR) blends consist of thermoplastics, such as low density polyethylene (LDPE), alloyed with natural rubber (NR) with different thermoplastic to NR ratios. The soft grade TPNR is produced by blends with compositions richer in rubber while the harder grades can contain up to about 30% NR. This study investigate the influence of new binder system containning of TPNR on injection parameter, density of injected molded specimen and changes during solvent extraction. Results shows that TPNR plays an important role as a good binder system and shortens the solvent extraction process.