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

Reactive Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications

3rd Edition

A Concise Guide to Industrial Polymers

Authors: Johannes Fink
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128145098
Imprint: William Andrew
Page Count: 800
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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


The use of reactive polymers enables manufacturers to make chemical changes at a late stage in the production process—these in turn cause changes in performance and properties. Material selection and control of the reaction are essential to achieve optimal performance. Reactive Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications introduces engineers and scientists to the range of reactive polymers available, explains the reactions that take place, and details 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, and applications and uses. The initial chapters are devoted to individual resin types (e.g. epoxides, cyanacrylates, etc.); followed by more general chapters on topics such as reactive extrusion and dental applications. 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. Injection molding of reactive polymers, radiation curing, thermosetting elastomers, and reactive extrusion equipment are all covered as well.

Key Features

  • Covers basics as well as most recent developments, including reactive biopolymers, recycling of reactive polymers, nanocomposites, and fluorosilicones
  • Indispensable guide for engineers and advanced students alike—providing extensive literature and patent review
  • This 3rd edition reflects a thorough review of all literature published in this area since 2014 – all chapters have been revised and updated 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 Authors

Johannes Fink Author

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria