Polyolefin Composites

Author: Domasius Nwabunma
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470199022
Format: PDF
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This guide to the properties and applications of polyolefin composites consolidates information to help the reader compare, select, and integrate a material solution as needed. It covers polyolefin microcomposites, polyolefin nanocomposites, and advanced polyolefin nano and molecular composites and discusses processing, morphological characterization, crystallization, structure and properties, and performance evaluation at micro and nano structural levels. It details modeling and simulation, engineering performance properties, and applications. This is a practical, hands-on reference for practicing professionals as well as graduate students.

Poly lactic acid

Author: Rafael A. Auras
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118088135
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book describes the synthesis, properties, and processing methods of poly(lactic acid) (PLA), an important family of degradable plastics. As the need for environmentally-friendly packaging materials increases, consumers and companies are in search for new materials that are largely produced from renewable resources, and are recyclable. To that end, an overall theme of the book is the biodegradability, recycling, and sustainability benefits of PLA. The chapters, from a base of international expert contributors, describe specific processing methods, spectroscopy techniques for PLA analysis, and and applications in medical items, packaging, and environmental use.

Polyurethanes

Author: Mark F. Sonnenschein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118737938
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Advanced Thermoforming

Author: Sven Engelmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470499206
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This guide gives an overview and insight into the advanced technology of thermoforming, discussing different processes and applications. It reveals the possibilities of thermoforming from forming, filling, and sealing processes, to using thermoforming technology for cost saving purposes and maximum efficiency. Its coverage addresses the simulation of formed parts as well as applications of technical parts and packaging. The reader is guided through the path of development, design, machine and mold technology and production, as well as the latest innovations, from thermoformed bottles to fully automated assembly lines.

Microcellular Injection Molding

Author: Jingyi Xu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118057872
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents the most important aspects of microcellular injection molding with applications for science and industry. The book includes: experimental rheology and pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) data for different gas materials at real injection molding conditions, new mathematical models, micrographs of rheological and thermodynamic phenomena, and the morphologies of microcellular foam made by injection molding. Further, the author proposes two stages of processing for microcellular injection molding, along with a methodology of systematic analysis for process optimization. This gives critical guidelines for quality and quantity analyses for processing and equipment design.

Polymer recycling

Author: John Scheirs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471970545
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides an overview of state-of-the-art recycling techniques together with current and potential applications. * Presents material that is normally only available in the form of conference proceedings * Includes flow charts detailing the recycling process * Helps identify the problems encountered in the recycling of polymers * Presents pie graphs and photographs of commercial outlets A comprehensive volume which will prove to be invaluable for polymer manufacturers, recyclers and marketers as well as environmental authorities and materials engineers.

Polyolefin Reaction Engineering

Author: Joao B. P. Soares
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527317104
Format: PDF, ePub
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Monomers composed of carbon and hydrogen atoms are the simple building blocks that make up polyolefins - molecules which are extremely useful and which have an extraordinary range of properties and applications. How these monomer molecules are connected in the polymer chain defines the molecular architecture of polyolefins. Written by two world-renowned authors pooling their experience from industry and academia, this book adopts a unique engineering approach using elegant mathematical modeling techniques to relate polymerization conditions, reactor and catalyst type to polyolefin properties. Readers thus learn how to design and optimize polymerization conditions to produce polyolefins with a given microstructure, and how different types of reactors and processes are used to create the different products. Aimed at polymer chemists, plastics technologists, process engineers,the plastics industry, chemical engineers, materials scientists, and company libraries.

Bio Based Plastics

Author: Stephan Kabasci
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118676734
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The field of bio-based plastics has developed significantly in the last 10 years and there is increasing pressure on industries to shift existing materials production from petrochemicals to renewables. Bio-based Plastics presents an up-to-date overview of the basic and applied aspects of bioplastics, focusing primarily on thermoplastic polymers for material use. Emphasizing materials currently in use or with significant potential for future applications, this book looks at the most important biopolymer classes such as polysaccharides, lignin, proteins and polyhydroxyalkanoates as raw materials for bio-based plastics, as well as materials derived from bio-based monomers like lipids, poly(lactic acid), polyesters, polyamides and polyolefines. Detailed consideration is also given to the market and availability of renewable raw materials, the importance of bio-based content and the aspect of biodegradability. Topics covered include: Starch Cellulose and cellulose acetate Materials based on chitin and chitosan Lignin matrix composites from natural resources Polyhydroxyalkanoates Poly(lactic acid) Polyesters, Polyamides and Polyolefins from biomass derived monomers Protein-based plastics Bio-based Plastics is a valuable resource for academic and industrial researchers who are interested in new materials, renewable resources, sustainability and polymerization technology. It will also prove useful for advanced students interested in the development of bio-based products and materials, green and sustainable chemistry, polymer chemistry and materials science. For more information on the Wiley Series in Renewable Resources, visit www.wiley.com/go/rrs

Polyolefin Blends

Author: Domasius Nwabunma
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470198971
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The definitive reference on the properties and applications of polyolefin blends Polyolefins account for more than half of total plastics consumption in the world. In recent years, usage of and research on polyolefin blends have increased significantly due to new applications in medicine, packaging, and other fields and the development of novel polyolefins. With a special emphasis on nano- and micro-structures of crystals and phase morphology, Polyolefin Blends condenses and consolidates current information on polyolefins so that the reader can compare, select, and integrate a material solution. Focusing exclusively on the fundamental aspects as well as applications of polyolefin blends, this authoritative reference: * Features an introductory chapter that serves as a guide to polyolefin blends * Includes chapters covering formulation design, processing, characterization, modeling and simulation, engineering performance properties, and applications * Covers polyolefin/polyolefin blends and polyolefin/non-polyolefin blends * Discusses miscibility, phase behavior, functionalization, compatibilization, microstructure, crystallization, hierarchical morphology, and physical and mechanical properties * Covers new research trends including in-situ reactor blending and reactive processing, such as compatibilization/functionalization in the melt * Contains practical examples from open literature sources and commercial products With chapters contributed by leading experts from several countries, this is a must-have reference for scientists and engineers conducting research on polyolefin blends and for professionals in medical, packaging, and other commodity fields. It is also an excellent text for graduate students studying polymer science and polymer processing.

Wood Plastic Composites

Author: Anatole A. Klyosov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470165928
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive, practical guide to wood-plastic composites and their properties This is the first book that presents an overview of the main principles underlying the composition of wood-plastic composite (WPC) materials and their performance in the real world. Focusing on the characteristics of WPC materials rather than their manufacture, this guide bridges the gap between laboratory-based research and testing and the properties WPC materials exhibit when they're used in decks, railing systems, fences, and other common applications. Complete with practical examples and case studies, this guide: Describes compositions of WPC materials, including thermoplastics, cellulose fiber, minerals, additives, and their properties Covers mechanical properties, microbial resistance, water absorption, flammability, slip resistance, thermal expansion-contraction, sensitivity to oxidation and solar radiation, and rheological properties of hot melts of WPC Covers subjects that determine esthetics, properties, performance, and durability of wood-plastic composite products Includes comparisons of different ASTM methods and procedures that apply to specific properties This is a comprehensive, hands-on reference for scientists, engineers, and researchers working with wood-plastic composites in plastics and polymers, materials science, microbiology, rheology, plastic technology, and chemical engineering, as well as an outstanding text for graduate students in these disciplines. It's also an excellent resource for suppliers and WPC manufacturers, and an accessible guide for developers, homebuilders, and landscape architects who want to know more about wood-plastic composites and their performance in the real world.