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1. Fluorine, Fluorocarbons, and Fluoropolymers in Human Life: A Day with the Smiths
2. Fluorine and Fluorocarbons
2.1 Uniqueness of Fluorine
2.2 Fluorine Characteristics
3. Discovery and History of Fluoropolymers
3.1 Coming of Age of Polymer Science
3.2 Roy Plunkett’s Story
3.3 Commercialization of PTFE
3.4 What are Fluoropolymers?
3.5 Fundamental Properties of Fluoropolymers
3.6 Developmental History of Fluoropolymers
3.7 Fluoropolymer Consumption and Use
3.8 Examples of Uses of Fluoropolymers
4. History of Expanded PTFE and W.L. Gore and Associates
4.1 Early History of W.L. Gore and Associates
4.2 Discovery of Expanded PTFE
4.3 Who Invented ePTFE?
4.4 Other ePTFE Players
5. Polyvinyl Fluoride: The First Durable Replacement for Paint
5.2 Polyvinyl Fluoride
6. Introduction to Fluoropolymers
6.2 Fluoropolymer Classification
6.3 Fluoropolymer Products
6.4 Monomer Synthesis
6.5 Monomer Properties
6.6 Polymerization and Finishing
6.7 Structure Property Relationship
6.8 Polymer Properties
6.9 Fabrication Techniques
6.12 Ammonium Perfluorooctanoate (APFO, also C8)
7. Manufacturing Polytetrafluoroethylene
7.2 Tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) Preparation
7.3 Properties of Tetrafluoroethylene
7.4 Polymerization of Tetrafluoroethylene
7.5 Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers
7.6 Polymerization Mechanism
7.7 Suspension Polymerization of Tetrafluoroethylene
7.8 Emulsion Polymerization of Tetrafluoroethylene
7.9 Characterization of Polytetrafluoroethylene
8. Fluorinated Additives
8.1 Polymeric Fluorinated Additives
8.2 Perfluoropolyether (PFPE) Additives
8.3 PTFE Modified Waxes
8.4 Fluorinated Graphite
9. Introduction to Vinylidene Fluoride Polymers
9.1 Synthesis of Vinylidene Fluoride
9.2 Preparation of Vinylidene Fluoride Polymers
9.3 Characterization of Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
9.4 Properties of Polyvinylidene Fluoride
9.5 Processing Polyvinylidene Fluoride
Chapter 10. Fluoroelastomers
10.2 Fluorocarbon Elastomers
10.3 Fluorosilicone Elastomers
10.4 Fluorinated Thermoplastic Elastomers
10.6 Safety, Hygiene, and Disposal
10.7 New Developments and Current Trends
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Glossary of Terms
11. Fluorinated Coatings: Technology, History, and Applications
11.2 Fluoropolymers Used in Coatings
11.3 Fluorocoating Compositions
11.4 Application of Fluorocoatings
11.5 Commercial Fluorocoating Producers
11.6 A Historical Chronology of Fluoropolymer Finish Technology
11.7 Food Contact
11.8 Commercial Applications of Fluorocoatings
12. Fluorinated Ionomers: History, Properties, and Applications
13. Safety, Disposal, and Recycling of Fluoropolymers
13.2 Toxicology of Fluoropolymers
13.3 Thermal Properties of Fluoropolymers
13.4 Emission During Processing
13.5 Safety Measures
13.6 Food Contact and Medical Applications
13.7 Fluoropolymer Scrap and Recycling
13.8 Environmental Protection and Disposal Methods
Introduction to Fluoropolymers demystifies fluoropolymers for a wide audience of designers, engineers, sales staff and managers. This important group of high-performance polymers has applications across a wide range of market sectors, including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, high performance apparel, oil & gas, renewable energy / solar photovoltaics, electronics / semiconductor, pharmaceuticals, and chemical processing.
Dr. Ebnesajjad covers the history and applications of a wide variety of materials, including expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, polyvinyl fluoride, vinylidene fluoride polymers and fluoroelastomers, just to name a few. Properties and applications are illustrated by real-world examples as diverse as waterproof clothing, vascular grafts and coatings for aircraft interiors. The different applications of fluoropolymers show the benefits of a group of materials that are highly water-repellant and flame-retardant, with unrivalled lubrication properties and a high level of biocompatibility. Health and safety and environmental aspects are also covered throughout the book.
- Demystifies fluoropolymers for a broad audience of engineers in areas such as product design and manufacturing, as well as for non-engineers such as technical sales and management professionals
- Explains the potential of fluoropolymers for a wide range of applications across sectors such as aerospace, energy and medical devices
- Ideal for both recently qualified engineers and engineers with limited experience of fluoropolymers
Engineers, Scientists, Product Designers, Manufacturing, Technical Sales engaged in, or evaluating applications of Fluoropolymers, across sectors including: automotive, aerospace, medical devices, high performance apparel, oil & gas, renewable energy / solar photovoltaics, electronics / semiconductor, pharmaceuticals, chemical
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- © William Andrew 2013
- 11th May 2013
- William Andrew
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"Until now, says fluoride consultant Ebnesajjad, the only sources of information about fluoropolymers and fluorocarbons have been snippets here and there in studies of other matters, and brochures from commercial manufacturers…Therefore, with occasional help from colleagues, he has compiled information from a wide range of sources to provide an introductory reference."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013
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.
Fluoroconsultants Group, Chadds Ford, PA, USA
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