Second in the Metallocene series from PDL, this book focuses on the commercial use and process improvements of resins produced with metallocene, single site, and other modern catalytic methods. Research to broaden the scope of applications and shorten production cycles is presented. New and improved polymer blends resulting from the use of new catalysts and improved polymer compatibility are explored as well as new applications becoming possible due to improved and balanced properties. Current trends and the latest research from the international scientific and industrial community are presented in this volume. Chapters cover use in extrusion, film manufacture, injection molding, foam production, fiber spinning, composites and new applications. Precise testing methods, material characterization, polymer morphology and crystallization are the focus of another section of the book.


Engineers, researchers and technicians in the plastics industry.

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Catalytic Systems Single Site Supported Catalysts for Ethylene Synthesis of High-Molecular-Weight Elastomeric Polypropylene with Half-Titanocene/MAO Catalysts Processing MethodsùBlending Is Metallocene Polyethylene Blend with HDPE More Compatible than with PP? Spherulite Boundary Strengthening: A New Concept in Polymer Blends Modification of Syndiotactic Polystyrene Blends of Ethylene/Styrene Interpolymers and Other Polymers: Benefits in Applications Processing MethodsùExtrusion Easy Processing Metallocene Polyethylene Effect of Metallocene Polyethylene on Heat Sealing Properties of Low Density Polyethylene Blends Extrusion Operation Window for Filled Metallocene Polyethylenes Processing Trends of Metallocene Linear Low Density Polyethylenes and Their Influence on Single Screw Design Influence of mPE Grades on the Dynamic Properties of PP/mPE-Blends A Single-Site Catalyzed Polyolefin for Fresh-Cut Produce Packaging: A Comparison between Monoextruded Blends and Co-Extruded Film Rheology and Processing Experience of New Metallocene Polyolefins Processing MethodsùFilm Forming Properties and Film Applications of Metallocene-Based Isostatic Polypropylenes Phase Structure Characterization and Processing, Structure, Property Relationships in Linear, Low-Density Polyethylene Blown Films The Relative Influences of Process and Resin Time-Scales on the MD Tear Strength of Polyethylene in Blown Film Applications Trade-Offs in Blown Film Processing, Structure, Property Behavior of LLDPE Types Resins from Chromium, Metallocene and Ziegler-Natta Catalysts Processing MethodsùInjection Molding Transparent Metallocene Polypropylene for Injection Molding Equipment Design Considerations for P


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William Andrew
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