Specialty Polymers by R.W. DysonSpecialty Polymers by R.W. Dyson

Specialty Polymers

byR.W. Dyson

Paperback | September 28, 2011

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R. W. DYSON There will be few readers of this book who are not aware of the contribution that polymers make to modern life. They are to be seen around the home, at work, in transport and in leisure pursuits. They take many forms which include plastic mouldings and extrusions, plastic film and sheet, plastic laminates (fibreglass and formica), rubber gloves, hoses, tyres and sealing rings, fibres for textiles and carpets and so on, cellular products for cushioning and thermal insulation, adhesives and coating materials such as paints and varnishes. The majority of these polymers are synthetic and are derived from oil products. The most important of these in terms of tonnage used are polymers based upon styrene, vinyl chloride, ethylene, propylene and butadiene among plastics and rubber materials, and nylons, polyethyleneterephthalate and poly acrylonitrile among fibres. The total amount of these polymers used each year runs into millions of tonnes. These polymers are sometimes known as commodity polymers because they are used for everyday artefacts. They are available in many grades and formats to meet a variety of applications and processing techniques. The properties can be adjusted by using additives such as heat and light stabilizers, plasticizers, and reinforcing materials. Often, grades are specially designed and formulated to meet particular requirements and, in a sense, these might be regarded as specialities. Much has been written about these materials elsewhere and they are not the concern of this book.
Title:Specialty PolymersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pagesPublished:September 28, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401064997

ISBN - 13:9789401064996


Table of Contents

List of contributors. List of abbreviations. List of trade names. Introduction. Polymer structures and general properties. Polymerization. High-temperature and fire-resistant polymers. Hydrophilic polymers. Polymers with electrical and electronic properties. Ionic layers. Liquid crystal polymers. Structural polymers. Index.

Editorial Reviews

about the first edition `This is a book well worth having on your shelves. The book is so well contrived and presented that I am greedy for information from the publishers for books on other aspects of polymer technology.' Plastics and Rubber International