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.

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


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William Andrew
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