Introduction to Polymer Compounding: Raw Materials, Volume 1 by Dr. Muralisrinivasan Natama SubramanianIntroduction to Polymer Compounding: Raw Materials, Volume 1 by Dr. Muralisrinivasan Natama Subramanian

Introduction to Polymer Compounding: Raw Materials, Volume 1

byDr. Muralisrinivasan Natama Subramanian

Hardcover | December 3, 2014

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Polymer compounding comprises a complex heterogeneous system of polymers and other ingredients and, in many ways, the preparation of these materials is still very much an art. It is a powerful tool that will eventually be required as one of the basics of polymer processing.

This book provides the reader with a wide array of state-of-the-art strategies to develop their knowledge about compounding and the use of polymers while minimising wastage during processing. Details about polymer properties and additives are assembled to provide a one-source repository for compounding. 

Another important point to be considered in the book is the combination of polymers and additives and the essentials required for the development of economic and environmental incentives in polymer processing. 

This book will encourage further studies to understand the scientifically challenging polymer processing issues arising during the manufacture of parts for end-use applications. Finally, this volume presents an overview of polymer compounding requirements, as well as an idea of some of the future directions, advances and challenges of polymer processing.

Muralisrinivasan Subramanian is a plastics technology consultant specializing in materials, additives, and processing equipment, including troubleshooting. He obtained his BSc in chemistry from the Madurai Kamaraj University and his MSc in polymer technology from Bharathiar University. He received his postgraduate diploma in plastics p...
Title:Introduction to Polymer Compounding: Raw Materials, Volume 1Format:HardcoverDimensions:138 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.38 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Smithers Rapra TechnologyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909030600

ISBN - 13:9781909030602

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction; 2 Polymer Materials; 2.1 Classification; 2.1.1 Thermoplastics Polymeric Materials; 2.1.2 Polyethylene; 2.1.3 Polypropylene; 2.1.4 Polystyrene; 2.1.5 Polyvinyl Chloride; 2.1.6 Biodegradable Polymers; 2.2 Engineering Polymers; 2.2.1 Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene; 2.2.2 Polymethyl Methacrylate; 2.2.3 Nylon; 2.2.4 Polycarbonate; 2.2.5 Polyesters; 2.3 Thermoset Polymeric Materials; 2.3.1 Phenol Formaldehyde; 2.3.2 Epoxy Resins; 2.4 Summary; 3 Polymer and Additives; 3.1 Classification of Additives; 3.2 Ageing and Degradation; 3.2.1 Stabiliser; Thermal Stabiliser; 3.2.2 Antioxidants; Degradation; Ageing; Ultraviolet or Oxidation; 3.2.3 Light Stabilisers; 3.2.4 Flame Retardants; 3.2.5 Smoke Suppressants; 3.3 Physical Properties Modification; 3.3.1 Plasticisers; 3.3.2 Lubricants; Internal Lubricants; External Lubricants; 3.3.3 Nucleating Agents; 3.3.4 Processing Aids; 3.3.5 Mould-release Agents; 3.3.6 Curing Agents; 3.3.7 Slip Additives; 3.3.8 Antistatic Agents; Internal Antistatic Agents; External Antistatic Agents; Ion Dispersion Agents; 3.3.9 Antifogging Agents; 3.3.10 Coupling Agents; 3.3.11 Antimicrobial Agents; 3.4 Economics; 3.4.1 Foaming Agents; 3.4.2 Fillers and Reinforcements; 3.4.3 Pigments; 3.4.4 Colorants; 3.5 Summary; 4 Polymer Blends; 4.1 Polymer Blends; 4.1.1 Morphology; 4.1.2 Physico-chemical Properties; 4.1.3 Thermal Degradation; 4.2 Immiscible Polymer Blends; 4.3 Commercial Blends; 4.3.1 Polyolefin Blends; 4.3.2 Polystyrene Blends; 4.3.3 Polyvinyl Chloride Blends; 4.3.4 Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene Blends; 4.3.5 Polymethyl Methacrylate Blends; 4.3.6 Polyester Blends; 4.3.7 Polyamide Blends; 4.3.8 Polycarbonate Blends; 4.4 Waste Plastic Blends; 4.5 Summary; 5 Polymer Composites; 5.1 Essentials of Polymer Composites; 5.2 Thermoplastic Polymeric Composites; 5.3 Thermoset Polymeric Composites; 5.3.1 Fibre-reinforced Composites; 5.4 Applications; 5.5 Polyolefin Composites; 5.6 Highly Filled Elastomers; 5.7 Polyamide; 6 Composites; 5.8 Natural Fibre Composites; 5.9 Wood Plastic Composites; 5.10 Phenol-formaldehyde and Urea-formaladehyde; 5.11 Shortcomings; 5.12 Summary; 6 Polymer Compounding - Requirements; 6.1 Fundamentals of Compounding; 6.2 Essentials of Compounding; 6.2.1 Ingredients; 6.2.2 Formulation; 6.2.3 Morphology; 6.2.4 Polymer Melt; 6.2.5 Processing Requirements; 6.2.6 Temperature; 6.3 Melt Compounding; 6.3.1 Masterbatch; 6.4 Blender Mixing; 6.4.1 Compounding of Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride; 6.5 Devolatilisation; 6.6 Importance of Compounding; 6.7 Optimisation; 6.8 Regrind; 6.8.1 Regrind Usage in Compounding; 6.9 Summary