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Fluoroplastics, Volume 1

Non-Melt Processible Fluoropolymers - The Definitive User's Guide and Data Book

Fluoroplastics, Volume 1, compiles in one place a working knowledge of the polymer chemistry and physics of non-melt processible fluoropolymers with detailed descriptions of commercial processing methods, material properties, fabrication and handling information, technologies, and applications. Also, history, market statistics, and safety and recycling aspects are covered. Both volumes contain a large amount of specific property data which is useful for users to readily compare different materials and align material structure with end use applications.

Volume 1 concentrates mostly on polytetrafluoroethylene and polychlorotrifluoroethylene and their processing techniques - which are essentially non-melt-processes - used across a broad range of industries including automotive, aerospace, electronic, food, beverage, oil/gas, and medical devices.

Since the first edition was published many new technical developments and market changes have taken place and new grades of materials entered the market. This new edition is a thoroughly updated and significantly expanded revision covering new technologies and applications, and addressing the changes that have taken place in the fluoropolymer markets.

Fluoroplastics, Volume 1 is an all-encompassing handbook for non-melt processible fluoropolymers - an unique and invaluable reference for professionals in the fluoropolymer industry and fluoropolymer application industries.


Engineers and other professionals that use and process fluoropolymers across different industries in all important segments including automotive, aerospace, electronic, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, chemical processing industries, semiconductors, furniture, printing/publishing, lubricant oil/grease, oil/gas, medical devices, plastic compounders.

Professionals involved in polymer manufacturing and part fabrication.

End-users of fluoropolymers and students.

Hardbound, 448 Pages

Published: November 2014

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3199-2


  • Introduction

    PART I


    2 Production and Market Statistics (new chapter)

    3 Fundamentals

    4 Fluoropolymers: Properties and Structure

    5 Operational Classification of Fluoropolymers

    6 Monomers

    7 Polymerization and Finishing

    8 Commercial Grades of Homopolymers


    9 Fabrication and Processing of Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene

    10 Fabrication and Processing of Fine Powder Polytetrafluoroethylene

    11 Fabrication and Processing of PTFE Dispersions

    12 Processing of Polychlorotrifluoroethylene

    13 Manufacturing Fluoroadditives (Expand)

    14 Filled Fluoropolymer Compounds

    15 Chemical Properties of Fluoropolymers

    16 Properties of Tetrafluoroethylene Homopolymers

    17 Properties of Chlorotrifluoroethylene Homopolymers

    18 Fabrication Techniques for Fluoropolymers

    19 Typical Applications of Fluoropolymers (add in PCTFE applications)

    20 Safety, Disposal, and Recycling of Fluoropolymers

    Appendix I: Permeability Properties of Polytetrafluoroethylene

    Appendix II: Permeability Properties of Polychlorotrifluoroethylene

    Appendix III: Trademarks




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