Fluoropolymer Applications in the Chemical Processing Industries

Fluoropolymer Applications in the Chemical Processing Industries

The Definitive User's Guide and Databook

1st Edition - December 2, 2004

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  • Authors: Sina Ebnesajjad, Pradip R. Khaladkar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517290

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This is a self-contained collection of data and information on applications of fluoropolymers components for corrosion control in chemical processing industries. Due to their superior properties, fluoropolymers have been rapidly replacing metal alloys for preserving the purity of processing streams in the chemical processing, plastics, food, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and pulp and paper industries.


Design engineers, maintenance personnel, chemical engineers, other practicing chemical professionals, materials managers, purchasing professionals, researchers and students in the chemical processing, petroleum refining, food, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and pulp and paper industries interested in the industrial applications of fluoropolymers. Equipment managers, chemical plant operators, chemical industry engineers in metals and plastics industries.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction to Fluoropolymers
    What are Fluoropolymers?
    Fundamental Properties of Fluoropolymers
    Developmental History of Fluoropolymers
    Examples of Uses of Fluoropolymers
    2 Materials of Construction
    Historical Background
    Definition of Polymer-based Materials
    Comparison Between Polymer-based Materials and Metals
    Applications of Polymer-based Materials for Corrosion Control
    3 Properties of Neat (Unfilled) and Filled Fluoropolymers
    Influence of Processing on Fluoroplastics
    Chemical Compatibility of Fluoropolymers
    Permeation Fundamentals
    Environmental Stress Cracking
    Properties and Characteristics of PTFE
    Properties and Characteristics of Melt-processible Fluoroplastics
    4 Selecting Fluoropolymers for Corrosion Control
    Economics of Selecting Fluoropolymers
    Preparing to Determine Compatibility
    Current Technology for Determining Compatibility
    5 Manufacturing of Parts from Polytetrafluoroetylene Polymers
    Granular Resin Processing
    Fine Powder Resin Processing
    Fluoropolymer Dispersion Processing
    6 Manufacturing Parts from Melt-processible Fluoropolymers
    Materials of Construction
    Rheology of Fluoropolymer Melts
    Thermal Stability of Fluoropolymers
    Melt Extrusion
    Fluoropolymer Tube Extrusion
    Fluoropolymer Film Extrusion
    Injection Molding
    Rotational Molding
    Other Part Manufactuing Techniques
    Vacuum Bagging
    7 Fabrication Techniques for Fluoropolymers
    Adhesive Bondinig Methods
    Welding and Joining
    Heat Bonding
    Other Processes
    8 Design and Construction of Linings and Vessels
    Lining of Vessels
    Lining of Pipes and Fittings
    Lined Valves
    Lined Hoses
    Lined Expansion Joints
    Lining or Coatings of Internals
    Design and Fabrication of Vessels for Lining
    Shop versus Field Fabrication
    9 Operations and Maintenance
    10 Failure Analysis
    Part Failure
    Defect Analysis
    Application of Failure Analysis Methodology
    Surface Analysis
    Examples of Failure Analysis
    Physical Defects Due to Part Fabrication
    11 Modeling and Mechanical Analysis of Fluoropolymer Components
    Review of Modeling Techniques
    Currently Available Material Models
    Failure and Deformation Principles
    12 Cost Analysis
    Cost Analysis
    13 Safety, Disposal, and Recycling of Fluoropolymers
    Toxicology of Fluoropolymers
    Thermal Properties of Fluoropolymers
    Emission During Processing
    Safety Measures
    Food Contact and Medical Applications
    Fluoropolymer Scrap and Recycling
    Environmental Protection and Disposal Method
    14 Future Trends
    Fluoropolymer Applications
    Fluoropolymer Resin Manufacturing
    Growth of Fluoropolymer Industries
    Technological Needs of Chemical Processing Industry

    Appendix I: Permeation Properties of Perfluoroplastics
    Appendix II: Permeation Properties of Partially Fluorinated Fluoroplastics
    Appendix III: Permeation of Automotive Fuels Through Fluoroplastics
    Appendix IV: Permeation of Organic and Inorganic Chemicals Through Fluoroplastic Films
    Appendix V: Chemical Resistance of Thermoplastics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2004
  • Published: December 2, 2004
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517290

About the Authors

Sina Ebnesajjad

Sina Ebnesajjad
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

Pradip R. Khaladkar

Pradip Khaladkar retired as a Principal Materials Engineer from Dupont after 37 years specializing in polymer based materials for chemical handling. Currently he provides consulting through his firm PECT Consulting LLC.

Affiliations and Expertise

DuPont Engineering Technology, Delaware, USA

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