Chapter 1. Polypropylene; Catalysts and polymerization aspects. (B. Goodall). Chapter 2. Characterization of polypropylene homopolymer. Chapter 3. Copolymers of propylene and other olefins (``random'' copolymers and rubbers) polymerization aspects. Chapter 4. Characterization of ``random'' copolymers and rubbers. Chapter 5. In-situ prepared toughened polypropylene (``block'' copolymers) polymerization aspects. Chapter 6. Characterization of in-situ made toughened polypropylenes. Chapter 7. Continuous versus batch prepared toughened polypropylenes. Chapter 8. Preparation and characterization of high-impact polypropylene blends. Chapter 9. Polyethylene, catalysts and (co-)polymerization. Chapter 10. Characterization of polyethylenes. Chapter 11. Poly(1-butene), its preparation and characterization. Chapter 12. The higher poly(&agr;-olefins). Chapter 13. Characterization methods and procedures. Chapter 14. Future trends in catalysts, process and products. List of abbreviations. Index.