Explores all aspects of polymer blends science, engineering, technology and application
Explains fundamentals and terms used in polymer science and technology
Updates researchers on recent developments including nanoparticles containing blends, biodegradable blends and high performance blends
Constitutes a must-have, go-to reference source for polymer technologists
The Polymer Blends Handbook is a fundamental reference work on polymer blends, covering all aspects: science, engineering, technology and application. It will appeal to anyone working in the field of blends, researchers as well as engineers. The Handbook is designed to be the source of information on all aspects of polymer blends. To this end the Editors have put together an international group of highly respected contributors, each an expert in his chosen subjects.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Aging and Degradation of Polymer Blends and Alloys - Dynamics of Polymer Networks and Polymer Melts - Encyclopedic Coverage of Polymer Blend Technology - Fundamentals and Applications of Polymer Blend Technology - High Molecular Weight Polymer Blends - Physico-chemical Properties of Industrial Polymer Blends - Product Life Cycle in the Polymer Industry - Provisions and Solutions for Polymer Recycling
Fundamentals: Polymer Blends: Introduction.- Thermodynamics of Polymer Blends.- Crystallization, Micro- and Nano-structure, and Melting Behavior of Polymer Blends.- Interphase and Compatibilization by Addition of a Compatibilizer.- Reactive Compatibilization.- Interpenetrating Polymer Networks.- Rheology of Polymer Alloys and Blends.- Morphology of Polymer Blends.- Compounding Polymer Blends.- Properties: Properties and Performance of Polymer Blends.- Mechanical Properties of Polymer Blends.- Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy on Polymer Blends.- Physical Aging of Polymer Blends.- Degradation, Stabilization, and Flammability of Polymer Blends.- APPLICATIONS: Applications of Polymer Blends.- High Performance Polymer Alloys and Blends for Special Applications.- Polymer Blends Containing “Nanoparticles”.- Polyethylenes and their Blends.- Commercial Polymer Blends.- Recycling Polymer Blends.- Miscible Polymer Blends.- Appendices: Appendix I. International Abbreviations for Polymers and Polymer Processing.- Appendix II. Examples of Commercial Polymer Blends.- Appendix III. Dictionary of Terms Used in Polymer Science and Technology.- Appendix IV. Trade Names of Polymers and their Blends.- Appendix V. Commercialization Dates of Selected Polymers.- Appendix VI. Notation and Symbols.