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Reactive Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128145098, 9780128145104

Reactive Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications

3rd Edition

A Concise Guide to Industrial Polymers

Author: Johannes Fink
eBook ISBN: 9780128145104
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128145098
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 24th October 2017
Page Count: 712
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Table of Contents

1. Unsaturated Polyester Resins
2. Poly(urethane)s
3. Epoxy Resins
4. Phenol/Formaldehyde Resins
5. Urea/Formaldehyde Resins
6. Melamine Resins
7. Furan Resins
8. Silicones
9. Acrylic Resins
10. Cyanate Ester Resins
11. Bismaleimide Resins
12. Terpene Resins
13. Cyanoacrylates
14. Benzocyclobutene Resins
15. Reactive Extrusion
16. Compatibilization
17. Rheology Control
18. Grafting
19. Acrylic Dental Fillers
20. Toners


Reactive Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications: A Concise Guide to Industrial Polymers, Third Edition introduces engineers and scientists to a range of reactive polymers and then details their applications and performance benefits. Basic principles and industrial processes are described for each class of reactive resin (thermoset), as well as additives, the curing process, applications and uses. The initial chapters are devoted to individual resin types (e.g., epoxides, cyanacrylates), followed by more general chapters on topics such as reactive extrusion and dental applications. Injection molding of reactive polymers, radiation curing, thermosetting elastomers, and reactive extrusion equipment are covered as well.

The use of reactive polymers enables manufacturers to make chemical changes at a late stage in the production process, which, in turn, cause changes in performance and properties. Material selection and control of the reaction are essential to achieve optimal performance. Material new to this edition includes the most recent developments, applications and commercial products for each chemical class of thermosets, as well as sections on fabrication methods, reactive biopolymers, recycling of reactive polymers and case studies.

Key Features

  • Covers the basics and most recent developments, including reactive biopolymers, recycling of reactive polymers, nanocomposites and fluorosilicones
  • Offers an indispensable guide for engineers and advanced students alike
  • Provides extensive literature and patent review
  • Reflects a thorough review of all literature published in this area since 2014
  • Features revised and updated chapters to reflect the latest research in reactive polymers


Engineers working with Reactive Polymers and involved in developing and manufacturing products made from Reactive Polymers; academics in Plastics and Material Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Polymer Chemistry


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About the Author

Johannes Fink

Dr. Fink is a Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at Montanuniversit Leoben, Austria.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria