Polyolefin Composites

Author: Domasius Nwabunma
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470199022
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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.

Science and Technology of Polymer Nanofibers

Author: Anthony L. Andrady
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470229837
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Discover new and emerging applications of polymer nanofibers alongside the basic underlying science and technology. With discussions exploring such practical applications as filters, fabrics, sensors, catalysts, scaffolding, drug delivery, and wound dressings, the book provides polymer scientists and engineers with a comprehensive, practical "how-to" reference. Moreover, the author offers an expert assessment of polymer nanofibers' near-term potential for commercialization. Among the highlights of coverage is the book's presentation of the science and technology of electrospinning, including practical information on how to electrospin different polymer systems.

Poly lactic acid

Author: Rafael A. Auras
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118088135
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications Second Edition

Author: Alan Bensky
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 160807952X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This updated second edition of the Artech House book Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications presents comprehensive coverage of wireless positioning principles and technologies for engineers involved in using or developing wireless location applications. This book explains the basics of GPS and demonstrates the applications of fundamental distance measuring principles. This edition includes updated and expanded chapters on satellite navigation, OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex), TDOA location facilities in 3GPP LTE specifications, carrier phase measurements and DGPS, wireless sensor networks, MIMO positions, inertial navigation, and data fusion. Moreover, complete coverage of cellular network infrastructure for location, including 4G LTE, and up to-date Bluetooth location in short-range wireless networks is presented as well as modernization programs used for GPS accuracy and reliability. This book helps readers assess available positioning methods for new applications, locate applicable sources for a given technology, and simply difficult engineering and mathematical concepts.

Polymer Composites Macro and Microcomposites

Author: Sabu Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527645233
Format: PDF
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The first systematic reference on the topic with an emphasis on the characteristics and dimension of the reinforcement. This first of three volumes, authored by leading researchers in the field from academia, government, industry, as well as private research institutions around the globe, focuses on macro and micro composites. Clearly divided into three sections, the first offers an introduction to polymer composites, discussing the state of the art, new challenges, and opportunities of various polymer composite systems, as well as preparation and manufacturing techniques. The second part looks at macro systems, with an emphasis on fiber reinforced polymer composites, textile composites, and polymer hybrid composites. Likewise, the final section deals with micro systems, including micro particle reinforced polymer composites, the synthesis, surface modification and characterization of micro particulate fillers and flakes as well as filled polymer micro composites, plus applications and the recovery, recycling and life cycle analysis of synthetic polymeric composites.

Polyurethanes

Author: Mark F. Sonnenschein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118737938
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A complete overview of a key plastic One of the most versatile polymer materials, polyurethanes have a unique chemical nature that allows for shaping and molding to fit all sorts of consumer and industrial products – seat cushions, carpets, insulation, coatings, and refrigerators to name a few. Despite its popular uses, polyurethane science has only relatively recently achieved appreciation for the richness of its expression as a polymer family. This book provides a thorough presentation of polyurethane science, technology markets and trend analysis based on recent patents. Although it does not provide ultimate detail (such as explicit information typically in patents), the book has a flow and continuity that allows readers to find all the background necessary to understand any other more detailed polyurethane information found elsewhere. Anyone involved in the polymer and plastics industry will find this book a key resource with features that include: An in-depth summary of the current state of polyurethane research and knowledge Discussion of the applications, manufacture, and markets for polyurethanes 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, and industrial routes to environmental, health, and safety risk mitigation

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.

Advanced Thermoforming

Author: Sven Engelmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470499206
Format: PDF
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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.

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

Applied Polymer Rheology

Author: Marianna Kontopoulou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118140605
Format: PDF
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Explore polymer rheology from an industrial standpoint Presenting state-of-the-art polymer rheology as observed by well-recognized authors, Applied Polymer Rheology: Polymeric Fluids with Industrial Applications is designed to help readers understand the relationship between molecular structure and the flow behavior of polymers. In particular, it focuses on polymeric systems that elicit special attention from industry. Providing a comprehensive overview of the rheological characteristics of polymeric fluids, the book bridges the gap between theory and practice/application, enabling readers to see the connection between molecular structure and the behavior of the polymers studied. Beginning with a discussion of the properties, processability, and processing aids of specific polymers, later chapters examine filled polymers and composites, and the theoretical framework upon which their analysis is based. Various systems containing microstructure are presented subsequently, with the final chapter introducing paste extrusion of polytetrafluoroethylene paste. An invaluable reference guide that covers the literature and vast array of technical approaches to polymer rheology, Applied Polymer Rheology's coverage of polymeric fluids of interest to industry make it an essential resource for plastics, polymer, and chemical engineers, materials scientists, polymer chemists, and polymer physicists to use when interpreting findings and planning experiments.