Condensed Encyclopedia of Polymer Engineering Terms

1st Edition

Authors: Nicholas P Cheremisinoff
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750672108
eBook ISBN: 9780080502823
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 3rd April 2001
Page Count: 800
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This reference book provides a comprehensive overview of the nature, manufacture, structure, properties, processing, and applications of commercially available polymers.

The main feature of the book is the range of topics from both theory and practice, which means that physical properties and applications of the materials concerned are described in terms of the theory, chemistry and manufacturing constraints which apply to them. It will therefore enable scientists to understand the commercial implications of their work as well as providing polymer technologists, engineers and designers with a theoretical background.

Key Features

Provides a comprehensive overview of commercially available polymers Offers a unique mix of theory and application Essential for both scientists and technologists


Materials scientists, engineers, and designers--students (reference) and professionals

Manufacturing and process engineers/designers and industrial chemists

Table of Contents

Preface About The Author Abbreviations of Polymers Chapter A Abs (Acrylonitrile butadiene Styrene) Accelerators Acrylic Resin Acrylic (Polyacrylate) Activators Additive Adhesives Air Cooled Heat Exchanger Alcohol Alkali Alkyl Ambient American National Standards Institute (ANSI) American Society for Testing and Materials Amorphous ANSI Antioxidants Antiozonant Apparent Viscosity Aromatic Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy Auto-Ignition Temperature Chapter B Batch Intensive Mixing Base Benzene Birefringence Block Copolymers Boiling Point Bulk Polymerization Blown-Film Extrusion Blow Molding Brookfield Viscosity Butane Butyl (IIR) Chapter C Calendering Calorie Capillary Viscometer Carbon Black Carbon Type Analysis CAS Registry Numbers Casting Cavitation Cellular Plastics Cellulose Acetate Propionate Chemical Antiozonants Chemical Resistance Chemical Transportation Emergency Center Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) Chloroprene Or Neoprene, and Designated Cr Chlorosulphonated Polyethylene Chromatography Cleveland Open Cup (COC) Closed Cup Method Cloud Point Temperature Coating Code of Federal Regulations Coextrusion Cokneader Cold-Flow Improver Cold Molding Colorants Composites Compounded Oil Compounding Compression Set Condensers Cone-Plate Rheometer Congealing Point Control Charts Copolymers Compression Molding Compression Molds Codette Rheometer Cracking Cross-Linked Polymers Creep Rupture Crystalline Polymer Crystallization Cure Rheometer Cure Time Cusum Chart Chapter D Degradable Plastics Demulsibility Demulsifier Denaturing Oil De-Oiling


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About the Author

Nicholas P Cheremisinoff

Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Ph.D. (Ch.E.) is Director of Clean Technologies and Pollution Prevention Projects at PERI (Princeton Energy Resources International, LLC, Rockville, MD). He has led hundreds of pollution prevention audits and demonstrations; training programs on modern process design practices and plant safety; environmental management and product quality programs; and site assessments and remediation plans for both public and private sector clients throughout the world. He frequently serves as expert witness on personal injury and third-party property damage litigations arising from environmental catastrophes. Dr. Cheremisinoff has contributed extensively to the literature of environmental and chemical engineering as author, co-author, or editor of 150 technical reference books, including Butterworth-Heinemann’s Handbook of Chemical Processing Equipment, and Green Profits. He holds advanced degrees in chemical engineering from Clarkson College of Technology."

Affiliations and Expertise

Ph.D. (Ch.E.). Consulting engineer

Reviews excellent general reference resource for engineers, chemists, technologists, and technicians, as well as students. Working definitions and explanations are given for nearly four hundred terms typically encountered in the industry. Most terms are also cross-referenced to other terminology so the reader can locate other areas as well. A wealth of tables, graphs and figures are liberally sprinkled throughout the book...Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Journal Recommended as a solid, reliable addition to undergraduate through professional collections in polymer science, materials science, plastics, and engineering.-Choice ...will enable scientists to understand the commercial implications of their work as well as provide polymer technologists, engineers, and designers with a theoretical background. - Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe