Handbook of Vinyl Formulating

Author: Richard F Grossman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470253541
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here is your starting point and complete guide to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) formulation. It covers the basics of vinyl formulation, starting formulations for compounds, and the latest compounding ingredients. Since publication of the acclaimed first edition, a standard reference used by vinyl technologists around the world, there have been many new developments in vinyl formulation as well as new discoveries and insights into the underlying mechanisms. It's all covered here in the second edition, in one highly readable, expertly organized volume.

Biopolymer Nanocomposites

Author: Alain Dufresne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118609905
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sets forth the techniques needed to create a vast array ofuseful biopolymer nanocomposites Interest in biopolymer nanocomposites is soaring. Not only arethey green and sustainable materials, they can also be used todevelop a broad range of useful products with special properties,from therapeutics to coatings to packaging materials. Withcontributions from an international team of leading nanoscientistsand materials researchers, this book draws together and reviews themost recent developments and techniques in biopolymernano-composites. It describes the preparation, processing,properties, and applications of bio- polymer nanocompositesdeveloped from chitin, starch, and cellulose, three renewableresources. Biopolymer Nanocomposites features a logical organizationand approach that make it easy for readers to take full advantageof the latest science and technology in designing these materialsand developing new products and applications. It begins with achapter reviewing our current understanding of bionanocomposites.Next, the book covers such topics as: Morphological and thermal investigations of chitin-basednanocomposites Applications of starch nanoparticle and starch-basedbionanocomposites Spectroscopic characterization of renewable nanoparticles andtheir composites Nanocellulosic products and their applications Protein-based nanocomposites for food packaging Throughout the book, detailed case studies of industrialapplications underscore the unique challenges and opportunities indeveloping and working with biopolymer nanocomposites. There arealso plenty of figures to help readers fully grasp key concepts andtechniques. Exploring the full range of applications, BiopolymerNanocomposites is recommended for researchers in a broad rangeof industries and disciplines, including biomedical engineering,materials science, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, andpolymer science. All readers will learn how to create green,sustainable products and applications using these tremendouslyversatile materials.

Polyurethanes

Author: Mark F. Sonnenschein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118737938
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A complete overview of a key plastic One of the most versatile polymer materials, polyurethanes havea unique chemical nature that allows for shaping and molding to fitall sorts of consumer and industrial products – seatcushions, carpets, insulation, coatings, and refrigerators to namea few. Despite its popular uses, polyurethane science has onlyrelatively recently achieved appreciation for the richness of itsexpression as a polymer family. This book provides a thoroughpresentation of polyurethane science, technology markets and trendanalysis based on recent patents. Although it does notprovide ultimate detail (such as explicit information typically inpatents), the book has a flow and continuity that allows readers tofind all the background necessary to understand any other moredetailed polyurethane information found elsewhere. Anyone involved in the polymer and plastics industry will findthis book a key resource with features that include: An in-depth summary of the current state of polyurethaneresearch and knowledge Discussion of the applications, manufacture, and markets forpolyurethanes Analytical methods, reaction mechanisms, morphology,theoretical techniques, and the selection of chain extenders Polyurethane flexible and rigid foams, elastomers, coatings,adhesives, and medical applications In-depth coverage of governmental regulations,non-isocyanate/non-phosgene routes to polyurethane structure, andindustrial routes to environmental, health, and safety riskmitigation

Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics Volume 2

Author: Johannes Karl Fink
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118087712
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book focuses on common types of polymers belonging to theclass of water soluble polymers. It covers a wide range ofapplications: food, cosmetic, medical, lithography and ink jetprinting, agricultural, wastewater cleaning, and oilfield. The text is arranged according to the chemical constitution ofpolymers and reviews the developments that have taken place in thelast decade. Each chapter follows the same template. A briefintroduction to the polymer type is given and previous monographsand reviews dealing with the topic are listed for quick reference.The text continues with monomers, polymerization, fabricationtechniques, properties, applications, as well as safety issues. Providing a rather encyclopedic approach to water solublepolymers, the Handbook of Engineering and SpecialtyThermoplastics: Presents a listing of suppliers and commercial grades Reviews current patent literature, essential for the engineerdeveloping new products Contains an extensive tradenames index with information that isfairly unique Concludes with an index of acronyms and a general index The Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics: WaterSoluble Polymers provides a comprehensive reference for chemicalengineers and offers advanced students a textbook for use incourses on chemically biased plastics technology and polymerscience.

Brydson s Plastics Materials

Author: Marianne Gilbert
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 0323370225
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Brydson's Plastics Materials, Eighth Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the commercially available plastics materials that bridge the gap between theory and practice. The book enables scientists to understand the commercial implications of their work and provides engineers with essential theory. Since the previous edition, many developments have taken place in plastics materials, such as the growth in the commercial use of sustainable bioplastics, so this book brings the user fully up-to-date with the latest materials, references, units, and figures that have all been thoroughly updated. The book remains the authoritiative resource for engineers, suppliers, researchers, materials scientists, and academics in the field of polymers, including current best practice, processing, and material selection information and health and safety guidance, along with discussions of sustainability and the commercial importance of various plastics and additives, including nanofillers and graphene as property modifiers. With a 50 year history as the principal reference in the field of plastics material, and fully updated by an expert team of polymer scientists and engineers, this book is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in this field. Presents a one-stop-shop for easily accessible information on plastics materials, now updated to include the latest biopolymers, high temperature engineering plastics, thermoplastic elastomers, and more Includes thoroughly revised and reorganised material as contributed by an expert team who make the book relevant to all plastics engineers, materials scientists, and students of polymers Includes the latest guidance on health, safety, and sustainability, including materials safety data sheets, local regulations, and a discussion of recycling issues

Handbook of Polymer Synthesis Characterization and Processing

Author: Enrique Saldivar-Guerra
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118480775
Format: PDF, ePub
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Covering a broad range of polymer science topics, Handbook of Polymer Synthesis, Characterization, and Processing provides polymer industry professionals and researchers in polymer science and technology with a single, comprehensive handbook summarizing all aspects involved in the polymer production chain. The handbook focuses on industrially important polymers, analytical techniques, and formulation methods, with chapters covering step-growth, radical, and co-polymerization, crosslinking and grafting, reaction engineering, advanced technology applications, including conjugated, dendritic, and nanomaterial polymers and emulsions, and characterization methods, including spectroscopy, light scattering, and microscopy.

Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook

Author: Myer Kutz
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 0323390412
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook: Processing, Materials, and Applications, Second Edition, covers both the polymer basics that are helpful to bring readers quickly up-to-speed if they are not familiar with a particular area of plastics processing and the recent developments that enable practitioners to discover which options best fit their requirements. New chapters added specifically cover polyamides, polyimides, and polyesters. Hot topics such as 3-D printing and smart plastics are also included, giving plastics engineers the information they need to take these embryonic technologies and deploy them in their own work. With the increasing demands for lightness and fuel economy in the automotive industry (not least due to CAFÉ standards), plastics will soon be used even further in vehicles. A new chapter has been added to cover the technology trends in this area, and the book has been substantially updated to reflect advancements in technology, regulations, and the commercialization of plastics in various areas. Recycling of plastics has been thoroughly revised to reflect ongoing developments in sustainability of plastics. Extrusion processing is constantly progressing, as have the elastomeric materials, fillers, and additives which are available. Throughout the book, the focus is on the engineering aspects of producing and using plastics. The properties of plastics are explained, along with techniques for testing, measuring, enhancing, and analyzing them. Practical introductions to both core topics and new developments make this work equally valuable for newly qualified plastics engineers seeking the practical rules-of-thumb they don't teach you in school and experienced practitioners evaluating new technologies or getting up-to-speed in a new field. Presents an authoritative source of practical advice for engineers, providing guidance from experts that will lead to cost savings and process improvements Ideal introduction for both new engineers and experienced practitioners entering a new field or evaluating a new technology Updated to include the latest technology, including 3D Printing, smart polymers, and thorough coverage of biopolymers and biodegradable plastics

Carraher s Polymer Chemistry Ninth Edition

Author: Charles E. Carraher Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466552034
Format: PDF
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Most of the advancements in communication, computers, medicine, and air and water purity are linked to macromolecules and a fundamental understanding of the principles that govern their behavior. These fundamentals are explored in Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Ninth Edition. Continuing the tradition of previous volumes, the latest edition provides a well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of polymers. With an emphasis on the environment and green chemistry and materials, this edition offers detailed coverage of natural and synthetic giant molecules, inorganic and organic polymers, biomacromolecules, elastomers, adhesives, coatings, fibers, plastics, blends, caulks, composites, and ceramics. Using simple fundamentals, this book demonstrates how the basic principles of one polymer group can be applied to all of the other groups. It covers reactivities, synthesis and polymerization reactions, techniques for characterization and analysis, energy absorption and thermal conductivity, physical and optical properties, and practical applications. This edition includes updated techniques, new sections on a number of copolymers, expanded emphasis on nanotechnology and nanomaterials, and increased coverage of topics including carbon nanotubes, tapes and glues, photochemistry, and more. With topics presented so students can understand polymer science even if certain parts of the text are skipped, this book is suitable as an undergraduate as well as an introductory graduate-level text. The author begins most chapters with theory followed by application, and generally addresses the most critical topics first. He provides all of the elements of an introductory text, covering synthesis, properties, applications, and characterization. This user-friendly book also contains definitions, learning objectives, questions, and additional reading in each chapter.

Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics Volume 1

Author: Johannes Karl Fink
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118029282
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Utilizes an encyclopedic approach to cover the developments in polyolefins and styrenics during the last decade This book focuses on common types of polymers belonging to the class of polyolefins and styrenics. The text is arranged according to the chemical constitution of polymers and reviews the developments that have taken place in the last decade. A brief introduction to the polymer type is given and previous monographs and reviews dealing with the topic are listed for quick reference. The text continues with monomers, polymerization, fabrication techniques, properties, application, as well as safety issues. Providing a rather encyclopedic approach to polyolefins and styrenics, The Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics: Presents a listing of suppliers and commercial grades Reviews current patent literature, essential for the engineer developing new products Contains as extensive tradenames index with information that is fairly unique Concludes with an index of acronyms The Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics: Polyolefins and Styrenics provides a comprehensive reference for chemical engineers and offers advanced students with a textbook for use in courses on chemically biased plastics technology and polymer science.