Handbook of Thermoplastic Fluoropolymers

Handbook of Thermoplastic Fluoropolymers

Properties, Characteristics and Data

1st Edition - May 1, 2023

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  • Authors: Laurence McKeen, Sina Ebnesajjad
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323916271

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Handbook of Thermoplastic Fluoropolymers: Properties, Characteristics and Data gathers key technical information about structure, characteristics, properties and processing methods of commercial thermoplastic fluoropolymers in one easy reference. Thermoplastic fluoropolymers have many desirable functional characteristics, such as high thermal stability, reliability at high mechanical loads, a wide range of operating temperatures, and high chemical and radiation stability. These characteristics make them crucial in many specialist applications, including in the military, biopharmaceuticals and environmental protection. This uniquely comprehensive guide to this versatile family of polymers will help processors, fabricators and end-users find new and innovative solutions.Detailed coverage of technical details of processing methods, characteristics, and chemical properties of commercial thermoplastic fluoropolymers all in one place make this the most authoritative reference to the subject available.

Key Features

  • Includes extensive physical and mechanical property data for commercial thermoplastic fluoropolymers
  • Provides comprehensive chemical resistance data for commercial thermoplastic fluoropolymers
  • Explains the basics of fluoropolymers for readers with different backgrounds


Scientists and engineers working in fluoropolymer processing industries, manufacturers of articles from fluoropolymers and major industries including military, sports and civilian apparel, filtration, environmental protection, semiconductors, biological, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical and surgical devices, alternative energy, coatings, chemical production, Researchers and scientists in plastics engineering, polymer processing, polymer and coatings chemistry, and materials science

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Fluoropolymers
    2. Polytetrafluoroethylene: Processing Methods Characteristics and Properties
    3. Polyvinylidene Fluoride: Processing Methods Characteristics and Properties
    4. Polychlorotrifluoroethylene: Processing Methods Characteristics and Properties
    5. Copolymers of Tetrafluoroethylene: Processing Methods Characteristics and Properties
    6. Copolymers of Vinylidene Fluoride: Processing Methods Characteristics and Properties
    7. Copolymers of Trifluoroethylene: Processing Methods Characteristics and Properties
    8. Expanded PTFE: Processing Methods Characteristics and Properties
    9. Fluoropolymer Coatings: Processing Methods Characteristics and Properties
    10. Filled Compounds of Fluoropolymers: Fillers, Characteristics and Properties
    11. Fluoropolymer Film Properties
    12. Effect of Creep and other Time Related Factors on Fluoropolymers
    13. Fatigue and Tribological Properties of Fluoropolymer
    14. Effect of UV Light and Weather
    15. Effect of Temperature and other Factors on Properties of Fluoropolymers
    16. Effect of Long Term Heat Exposure on Properties of Fluoropolymers
    17. Effect of Radiation on the Properties of Fluoropolymers
    18. Chemical Properties of Polytetrafluoroethylene
    19. Chemical Properties of Polyvinylidene Fluoride
    20. Chemical Properties of Polychlorotrifluoroethylene
    21. Chemical Properties of Copolymers of Tetrafluoroethylene
    22. Chemical Properties of Copolymers of Vinylidene Fluoride
    23. Chemical Properties of Copolymers of Chlorotrifluoroethylene

Product details

  • No. of pages: 750
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2023
  • Published: May 1, 2023
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323916271

About the Authors

Laurence McKeen

Larry McKeen has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and worked for DuPont Fluoroproducts from 1978–2014. As a Senior Research Associate (Chemist), he was responsible for new product development including application technology and product optimization for particular end-uses, and product testing. He retired from DuPont at the end of 2014 and is currently a consultant.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Associate, DuPont, Wilmington, DE, USA

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

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