Fundamentals of Latex Film Formation: Processes and Properties by Joseph KeddieFundamentals of Latex Film Formation: Processes and Properties by Joseph Keddie

Fundamentals of Latex Film Formation: Processes and Properties

byJoseph Keddie, Alexander F. Routh

Hardcover | March 22, 2010

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This book introduces the reader to latex, which is a colloidal dispersion of polymer particles in water, and explains how useful products are made from it. The primary focus is the process by which wet latex can be transformed into coatings, adhesives, and composites in the process known as film formation. The book reviews the main experimental techniques used to study the film formation process. It then presents the fundamental concepts for each of the three main stages of the process: evaporation of water, particle deformation, and polymer diffusion. The latest experimental observations are presented along with theoretical descriptions and models. Later chapters consider the effects of surfactant on film properties and describe films made from nanocomposite particles and from blends of latex with nanoparticles, such as clays or carbon nanotubes. The book concludes with a chapter considering the remaining technical challenges and highlighting a few exciting future directions. Throughout the presentation, fundamental concepts are emphasised. Relevant models are explained in an accessible way that does not assume prior knowledge.This book will serve as a state-of-the art reference for scientists working in industrial R&D and also for researchers in diverse academic subjects, including chemistry, physics, engineering, and materials science.
Title:Fundamentals of Latex Film Formation: Processes and PropertiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pagesPublished:March 22, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048128447

ISBN - 13:9789048128440

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Latex and the Principles of Colloidal Stability 2. Established and Emerging Techniques of Studying Latex Film Formation 3. Drying of Latex Films 4. Particle Deformation 5. Molecular Diffusion across Particle Boundaries 6. Surfactant Distribution in Latex Films 7. Nanocomposite Latex Films and Control of their Propeties 8. Future Directions and Challenges.AppendicesA - Derivation of Creeping Flow and the Result for Low Reynolds Number Flow around a SphereB - GARField Profiling Techniques and Experimental ParametersC - Terminology of Humidity and an Expression for Evaporation RateD - Fracture Mechanics: Terminology and TestsIndex.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book demonstrates that there are basically four stages in the process of latex film formation. These are water loss, close packing of particles, deformation of particles leading to optical clarity in a dodecahedral structure (honeycomb) and, finally, interdiffusion and coalescence leading to a homogenous film. . for the latex technologist, it will be of interest in the understanding of why certain formulations work and others do not, and may lead to more environmentally friendly processes." (Leslie Harrison, Materials World Magazine, June, 2012)