Fluoropolymer Applications in the Chemical Processing Industries

1st Edition

The Definitive User's Guide and Databook

Print ISBN: 9780815515029
eBook ISBN: 9780815517290
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 2nd December 2004
Page Count: 592
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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 Machining Adhesive Bondinig Methods Welding and Joining<BR i


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"This fecund and useful volume sets up lively possibilities for exploring the entire spectrum of fluoropolymer applications in chemical processing industries." - Current Engineering Practice, Vol. 46, 2006