Elastomer Stocks List
|KRA||D||Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc||1.12|
|NPO||A||Enpro Industries Inc||1.48|
|TDG||C||Transdigm Group Inc.||1.85|
|GTES||B||Gates Industrial Corporation plc||2.53|
|PSCM||A||PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio||10.76|
|PYZ||B||PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials||9.08|
|EWI||A||iShares MSCI Italy Capped Index Fund||7.14|
|FLIY||A||Franklin FTSE Italy ETF||6.9|
|FXZ||A||First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund||5.22|
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|2021-05-14||ASH||20 DMA Resistance||Bearish|
|2021-05-14||ASH||Crossed Above 50 DMA||Bullish|
|2021-05-14||ASH||Expansion Pivot Buy Setup||Bullish Swing Setup|
|2021-05-14||ASH||Pocket Pivot||Bullish Swing Setup|
|2021-05-14||E||New 52 Week Closing High||Bullish|
|2021-05-14||E||Pocket Pivot||Bullish Swing Setup|
|2021-05-14||GTES||Bollinger Band Squeeze||Range Contraction|
|2021-05-14||GTES||20 DMA Support||Bullish|
|2021-05-14||HUN||Narrow Range Bar||Range Contraction|
|2021-05-14||HUN||MACD Bearish Signal Line Cross||Bearish|
|2021-05-14||KRA||Narrow Range Bar||Range Contraction|
|2021-05-14||KRA||Stochastic Buy Signal||Bullish|
|2021-05-14||NPO||New 52 Week Closing High||Bullish|
|2021-05-14||NPO||Upper Bollinger Band Walk||Strength|
|2021-05-14||ROG||Non-ADX 1,2,3,4 Bearish||Bearish Swing Setup|
|2021-05-14||ROG||Lower Bollinger Band Walk||Weakness|
|2021-05-14||ROG||Narrow Range Bar||Range Contraction|
|2021-05-14||SCL||Narrow Range Bar||Range Contraction|
|2021-05-14||SIEN||Crossed Above 20 DMA||Bullish|
|2021-05-14||SIEN||Non-ADX 1,2,3,4 Bearish||Bearish Swing Setup|
|2021-05-14||SIEN||50 DMA Resistance||Bearish|
|2021-05-14||TDG||20 DMA Resistance||Bearish|
|2021-05-14||TEN||Calm After Storm||Range Contraction|
|2021-05-14||TEN||180 Bullish Setup||Bullish Swing Setup|
|2021-05-14||TSE||Crossed Above 50 DMA||Bullish|
An elastomer is a polymer with viscoelasticity (i.e., both viscosity and elasticity) and has very weak intermolecular forces, generally low Young's modulus and high failure strain compared with other materials. The term, a portmanteau of elastic polymer, is often used interchangeably with rubber, although the latter is preferred when referring to vulcanisates. Each of the monomers which link to form the polymer is usually a compound of several elements among carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and silicon. Elastomers are amorphous polymers maintained above their glass transition temperature, so that considerable molecular reconformation, without breaking of covalent bonds, is feasible. At ambient temperatures, such rubbers are thus relatively compliant (E ≈ 3 MPa) and deformable. Their primary uses are for seals, adhesives and molded flexible parts. Application areas for different types of rubber are manifold and cover segments as diverse as tires, soles for shoes, and damping and insulating elements. The importance of these rubbers can be judged from the fact that global revenues are forecast to rise to US$56 billion in 2020.IUPAC defines the term "elastomer" by "Polymer that displays rubber-like elasticity."Manufacturers of elastomeric parts include NoProto, PrintForm, 3D Systems, and Afformativ.
Rubber-like solids with elastic properties are called elastomers. Polymer chains are held together in these materials by relatively weak intermolecular bonds, which permit the polymers to stretch in response to macroscopic stresses. Natural rubber, neoprene rubber, buna-s and buna-n are all examples of such elastomers.
Elastomers are usually thermosets (requiring vulcanization) but may also be thermoplastic (see thermoplastic elastomer). The long polymer chains cross-link during curing, i.e., vulcanizing. The molecular structure of elastomers can be imagined as a 'spaghetti and meatball' structure, with the meatballs signifying cross-links. The elasticity is derived from the ability of the long chains to reconfigure themselves to distribute an applied stress. The covalent cross-linkages ensure that the elastomer will return to its original configuration when the stress is removed. As a result of this extreme flexibility, elastomers can reversibly extend from 5–700%, depending on the specific material. Without the cross-linkages or with short, uneasily reconfigured chains, the applied stress would result in a permanent deformation.
Temperature effects are also present in the demonstrated elasticity of a polymer. Elastomers that have cooled to a glassy or crystalline phase will have less mobile chains, and consequentially less elasticity, than those manipulated at temperatures higher than the glass transition temperature of the polymer.
It is also possible for a polymer to exhibit elasticity that is not due to covalent cross-links, but instead for thermodynamic reasons.