Description

Today, a generational change is taking place in the fluoropolymer industry. The pioneers of PTFE developed an astonishing mass of basic and applied technical work. Now many of these experts are retiring and a new generation is taking their place. This new generation brings a plethora of skills, built upon the basic knowledge of fluoropolymer technology.

Speaking to the needs of today's engineering and science students and practicing professionals, this book provides an in-depth treatment of homofluoropolymer polymerization and part fabrication technology. A comprehensive range of issues surrounding the manufacturing of the monomer; polymer, fabrication, end-use, safety, and disposal are covered. The book has been arranged to allow self-managed reading and learning. It is both a source of data and a reference.

Key Features

  • Exceptionally broad and comprehensive coverage of non-melt processible fluoropolymers processing and applications.
  • Practical approach, written by long-standing authority in the fluoropolymers industry.
  • New technologies, materials and applications are included in the new edition.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Series
  • Copyrigrht
  • 2nd edition Acknowledgments
  • 1st edition Acknowledgments
  • 2nd edition Preface
  • 1st edition Preface
  • Part I
    • 1. Discovery and History of Fluoropolymers
      • 1.1. Coming of Age of Polymer Science
      • 1.2. Roy Plunkett's Story
      • 1.3. Commercialization of PTFE
      • 1.4. Developmental History of Fluoropolymers
    • 2. Production and Market Statistics
      • 2.1. Growth of Fluoropolymers
      • 2.2. Regional Consumption of Fluoropolymers
      • 2.3. Consumption of Fluoropolymers and PTFE
      • 2.4. Trends
    • 3. From Fundamentals to Applications
      • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.2. Uniqueness of Fluorine
      • 3.3. Fluorine Characteristics
      • 3.4. What are Fluoropolymers?
      • 3.5. Fundamental Properties of Fluoropolymers
      • 3.6. Developmental History of Fluoropolymers
      • 3.7. Examples of Uses of Fluoropolymers
    • 4. Fluoropolymers: Properties and Structure
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. Impact of F and C–F Bond on the Properties of Polytetrafluoroethylene
      • 4.3. Distruping the Linear PTFE Chain: Perfluorinated Ethylene–Propylene Copolymer and Polychlorotrifluoroethylene
      • 4.4. Reaction Mechanism
      • 4.5. Effect of Solvents on Fluoropolymers
      • 4.6. Molecular Interaction of Fluoropolymers: Low Friction and Low Surface Energy
      • 4.7. Conformations and Transitions of PTFE
      • 4.8. Conformations and Transitions of PCTFE
    • 5. Operational Classification of Fluoropolymers
      • 5.1. Introduction
      • 5.2. TFE Homopolymers
      • 5.3. TFE Copolymers
      • 5.4. CTFE Polymers
      • 5.5. VDF Polymers
      • 5.6. VF Polymers
      • 5.7. Process Classification
    • 6. Preparation of Tetrafluoroethylene and Other Monomers
      • 6.1. Introduction
      • 6.2. TFE Preparat

Details

No. of pages:
718
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
eBook ISBN:
9781455732005
Print ISBN:
9781455731992