Fluoropolymer Additives - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128137840, 9780128137857

Fluoropolymer Additives

2nd Edition

Authors: Sina Ebnesajjad Richard Morgan
eBook ISBN: 9780128137857
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128137840
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 350
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction
1. Introduction
2. Description of Fluoropolymer Additives

Part 2: Manufacturing and Properties
3. Manufacturing and Properties of High Molecular Weight Fluoropolymer Additives
4. Manufacturing and Properties of Low Molecular Weight Fluoropolymer Additives
5. Manufacturing and Properties of Fluoroelastomer-based Additives

Part 3: Applications
6. Applications of Fluorinated Additives in Lubricants
7. Applications of Fluorinated Additives in Plastics
8. Applications of Fluorinated Additives in Inks
9. Applications of Fluorinated Additives in Coatings
10. Applications of Fluorinated Additives in Rubbers
11. Applications of Fluorinated Additives as a Processing Aid

Part 4: Compliance and Economics
12. Compliance with Regulations and Standards
13. Economics, Safety, Environment and Health


In recent years, the applications of fluoropolymer additives have expanded significantly, with even the meaning of ‘fluoropolymer additives’ expanding from the relatively narrow definition of PTFE powder fillers to a wide variety of fluoropolymer elastomers, used as a processing aid for plastics processing such as extrusion, injection molding, and film blowing. In addition, fluropolymer additives are being increasingly used in inks, lubricants, and coatings.

Until now much of this information has been difficult to obtain because of commercial secrecy. This book is the only practical guide available to the selection and use of fluoropolymer additives, and will help readers to optimize existing fluoropolymer applications and implement new ones. The book provides practical information about these additives, their applications, and proper and safe handling.

Chapters covering the commercial additives have been updated to bring together products available on the markets in one place, providing a starting point where readers can learn and begin the process of selection of additives for the applications they have in mind. Fully updated applications chapters provide the readers with a step-by-step description of techniques to select and incorporate these additives in various products.

Key Features

  • Includes essential information and data to enable engineers and materials scientists to realize the full benefits of fluoropolymer additives as processing aids and to impart beneficial properties
  • Written for practicing engineers, Ebnesajjad and Morgan take a highly practical approach to the subject, based on real-world experience and case studies
  • Updated to include the latest commercial additives and applications information


Scientists and engineers working in: plastics and rubber processing industries, coatings, paints, printing inks, lubricating oils and greases, medical devices, manufacturers of articles from fluoropolymers. University researchers and graduate 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

Richard Morgan Author

Affiliations and Expertise

formerly President, Morgan Associates, DuPont