Plasticizers Derived from Post-consumer PET - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323462006

Plasticizers Derived from Post-consumer PET

1st Edition

Research Trends and Potential Applications

Authors: Ewa Langer Krzysztof Bortel Marta Lenartowicz-Klik Sylwia Waskiewicz
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323462006
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 1st January 2019
Page Count: 250
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Table of Contents

1. Assessment of Traditional Plasticizers

2. Essential Quality Parameters of Plasticizers

3. Classification of Plasticizers

4. Research Trends in Plasticizers Production

5. Methods of PET Recycling

6. Applications of New, Synthesised Plasticizers

7. Summary


Description

Plasticizers Derived from Post-Consumer PET: Research Trends and Potential Applications presents a roadmap to the successful use of post-consumer PET to obtain plasticizers for later use, a proposal which presents both economic and sustainability advantages. Based on the results of the latest research into the development of chemical recycling techniques of PET waste, this book describes techniques where the plasticizer obtained can be utilized for value addition in PVC and other polymers.

In addition, the book provides basic introductory information on the role of plasticizers in the modification of polymers, basic quality requirements, and the latest trends in the synthesis and use of plasticizers in industry, also presenting the available methods of PET recycling, with particular emphasis on chemical recycling, analysis of the PET market, the availability of post-consumer PET, and its value as a raw material for other products.

Based on the authors’ research, the book discusses the use of post-consumer PET in the synthesis of monomeric and oligomeric plasticizers. Synthesis conditions are shown in detail, and the influence of the structure of synthesized softeners on their basic quality parameters are assessed and compared with selected commercially available products. In the final sections, the book covers the economic challenges and benefits of this process and its application to newly developed products.

Key Features

  • Presents a step-by-step introduction to the methods of recycling PET into usable plasticizers
  • Provides a viable, actionable alternative to landfills for post-consumer PET, enabling the recycling of more waste polymer and reducing the carbon footprint of PET
  • Analyzes the economic benefits and challenges of this process
  • Compares the quality of the output to commercially available products

Readership

Producers of plasticizers and other plastic additives. Processors of plastics using PET-derived plasticizers. Scientists in R&D working on new applications for PET-derived plasticizers


Details

No. of pages:
250
Language:
English
Copyright:
© William Andrew 2018
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Hardcover ISBN:
9780323462006

About the Authors

Ewa Langer Author

Ewa Langer gained her PhD in 2012 from Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, specializing in Technology of Polymers. Since 2006 she has worked in the Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes, Paint and Plastic Department in Gliwice. She works on the synthesis of new plastic additives, study of properties of raw materials for paints and plastics, and organic coatings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes

Krzysztof Bortel Author

Krzysztof Bortel is the Director of the Institute For Engineering Of Polymer Materials and Dyes Paint and Plastics at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes

Marta Lenartowicz-Klik Author

Marta Lenartowicz-Klik gained her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology (2006). She works at the Department of Physical Chemistry and Technology of Polymers of Silesian University of Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes

Sylwia Waskiewicz Author

Sylwia Waśkiewicz works in the Institute For Engineering Of Polymer Materials & Dyes Paint & Plastics at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, primarily in the areas of plastics modification and processing, particularly in poly(vinyl chloride).

Affiliations and Expertise

Silesian University of Technology