20191024 14th TPE technology institute open seminar

14th TPE technology institute open seminar

At this public seminar meeting we covered the latest topics related to TPE technology as follows:Professor Kenzo Fukumori, a leading researcher in TPE field.Mr. Yoshihiro Morishita from Kuraray, handling liquid rubber and elastomer using bio-based monomer.Mr. Atsushi Takayanagi from ZEON for the superior properties of asymmetric SIS block copolymer r. We happily appreciate your participation in this meeting.

Date: October 24,2019 (Thursday)  13:00-19:00

Place: Kuramae Royal Blue Hall, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Address   152-8550    2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro, Tokyo


Fee: member and press free, none member: ¥10,000-


12:45-      reception

13:00-13:10 greeting     Dr.Toshio Nishi   President of RANSP

13:10-14:30 "Some selected topics on TPEs: (a)Deformation and failure behaviors, (b)Nanofiller dispersed composites, and (c)Preparation based on rubber waste"

Aichi Institute of Technology    Prof. Kenzo Fukumori

Abstract: Some selected topics of our studies on TPEs will be presented, regarding (a)Static fatigue behaviors of SBS in comparison with those of carbon black-filled rubber vulcanizates, (b) Effects of dispersed nanofiller on tensile properties of olefinic thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs), and (c) Preparation of TPVs based on vulcanized rubber waste by reactive processing.


1979..3 M.S. in Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto Univ. Graduate School of Eng.                                                                    

1979.4- 2018.3 Toyota Central Res. & Dev. Labs., Inc.

1992.6  Doctor of Eng. in Appl. Phys., Univ. of Tokyo                                                                        

2018.4- Professor, Dep. of Appl. Chem., Fac. of Eng., Aichi Inst. Tech.

He received SPSJ Award (Technology) in 2004 and Fellow Award of SPSJ in 2015.

14:30-14:40 Break

14:40-15:40  "Introduction of liquid rubber and elastomer using bio-based monomer "β-farnesene"

  Kuraray, Co., Ltd.     Mr. Yoshihiro Morishita

Abstract: The environment friendly products, liquid farnesene rubber (LFR) and hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomer SEPTONTM BIO-series, using a bio-based monomer "β-farnesene" derived from sugarcane are introduced. With advantage of the viscosity characteristics due to the highly branched structure of poly(β-farnesene), LFR is adopted as a tire additive to improve grip performance, and SEPTONTM BIO-series can be used for shoe soles or grip applications.


Mar. 1998: Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University                                                                              

Apr. 1998Present: Kuraray, Co., Ltd.                                                                               

   Industrialization and application development of acrylic block copolymer.                                                                                

   Research and development of styrenic thermoplastic elastomer.

15:40-15:50 Break


15:50-16:50  " Structure analyses of the mixture of thermoplastic elastomers having different symmetry in stretching process "

  ZEON, Co.     Mr. Atsushi Takayanagi

Abstract: We developed a thermoplastic elastomer by blending symmetric and asymmetric SIS block copolymer. This polymer blend is promising as an elastic film because it has superior physical properties, such as high modulus and recoverability, compared to symmetrical SIS homopolymers which have been used as adhesives. In order to elucidate the reasons for such excellent physical properties, its structure was investigated by time-resolved small angle X-ray scattering, transmission electron microscope observation, and SCF simulation in stretching process. In the film made by pressing close to industrial processing, the characteristic structural change of the styrene domain was observed with time-resolved small angle X-ray scattering. Furthermore, it was also found that the processing conditions have a strong influence on the phase separation structure.


2006 Master of Chemistry, Tohoku University                                   

2006 - ZEON Corporation.

17:00-19:00 Social Gathering (¥5,000/person

The participation

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General person 10,000 yen 

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