Problems have been encountered in the manufacture of shoe components
from compounds based on Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) block copolymers.
These have included: adhesion pucker of the surface on bending;
poor mar resistance; weld lines on appropriate mouldings; reduction
in stiffness on mechanical working; and variable hardness with
different processing conditions. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
Shoe and Allied Trades Research Association