A series of polyurethane (PUR)/poly(ethyl methacrylate) (PEMA) simultaneous
interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) with different PURJPEMA composition
ratios was prepared and characterised. For each IPN, the glass transition behaviour
was determined by dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) and modulated temperature
differential scanning calorimetry (M-TDSC), whereas the morphology
was examined by transmission (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Finally, the mechanical and thermal properties were investigated using tensile testing
and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.