Fluoroplastics, Volume 2

2nd Edition

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

Authors: Sina Ebnesajjad
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455731978
eBook ISBN: 9781455731985
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 3rd August 2015
Page Count: 766
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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface to Second Edition
  • Acknowledgments to Second Edition
  • 1. Introduction to 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
    • 1.5. Trends in Application Development
    • 1.6. Globalization: Present and Future
  • 2. Production and Market Statistics

    • 2.1. Growth of Fluoropolymers
    • 2.2. Regional Consumption of Fluoropolymers
    • 2.3. Consumption of Fluoropolymers
  • 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 PTFE
    • 4.3. Copolymers of TFE
    • 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
    • 4.9. Conformations and Transitions of FEP Copolymers
    • 4.10. Conformations and Transitions of Perfluoroalkoxy Polymer
    • 4.11. Conformations and Transitions of Polyvinylidene Fluoride
    • 4.12. Conformations and Transitions of Ethylene–Tetrafluoroethylene Copolymer
    • 4.13. Conformations and Transitions of Ethylene–Chlorotrifluoroethylene Copolymer
  • 5. Operational Classification of Fluoropolymers

    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. TF


Fluoroplastics, Volume 2: Melt Processible Fluoropolymers - The Definitive User's Guide and Data Book compiles the working knowledge of the polymer chemistry and physics of melt processible fluoropolymers with detailed descriptions of commercial processing methods, material properties, fabrication and handling information, technologies, and applications, also including history, market statistics, and safety and recycling aspects.

Both volumes of Fluoroplastics contain a large amount of specific property data useful for users to readily compare different materials and align material structure with end use applications.

Volume Two concentrates on melt-processible fluoropolymers used across a broad range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronic, food, beverage, oil/gas, and medical devices.

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.

Key Features

  • Exceptionally broad and comprehensive coverage of melt processible fluoropolymers processing and applications
  • Provides a practical approach, written by long-standing authorities in the fluoropolymers industry
  • Thoroughly updated and significantly expanded revision covering new technologies and applications, and addressing the changes that have taken place in the fluoropolymer markets


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, semiconductor, furniture, printing/publishing, lubricant oil/grease, oil/gas, medical device, and plastic compounding. Professionals involved in polymer manufacturing and part fabrication. End-users of fluoropolymers and students.


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About the Authors

Sina Ebnesajjad Author

Sina Ebnesajjad is the series editor of Plastics Design Library (PDL) published in the William Andrew imprint of Elsevier. This Series is a unique series, comprising technology and applications handbooks, data books and practical guides tailored to the needs of practitioners. Sina was the editor-in-chief of William Andrew Publishing from 2005 to 2007, which was acquired by Elsevier in 2009. He retired as a Senior Technology Associate in 2005 from the DuPont fluoropolymers after nearly 24 years of service. Sina founded of FluoroConsultants Group, LLC in 2006 where he continues to work. Sina earned his Bachelor of Science from the School of Engineering of the University of Tehran in 1976, Master of Science and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all in Chemical Engineering. He is author, editor and co-author of fifteen technical and data books including five handbooks on fluoropolymers technology and applications. He is author and co-author of three books in surface preparation and adhesion of materials, two of which are in their second editions. Sina has been involved with technical writing and publishing since 1974. His experiences include fluoropolymer technologies (polytetrafluoroethylene and its copolymers) including polymerization, finishing, fabrication, product development, failure analysis, market development and technical service. Sina holds six patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fluoroconsultants Group, Chadds Ford, PA, USA