Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series

Fillers for Polymer Applications

Editors: Rothon, Roger (Ed.)

  • Provides comprehensive reference information about particulate polymer fillers
  • Brings together work academic and industry experts
  • Covers mineral and inorganic fillers, bio-fillers, recycled and sustainable filler materials, amongst others
  • Offers quick access to descriptions, key information and modern applications
  • Supports both research-oriented scientists and application-oriented professionals
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About this Reference Work

This handbook provides an introduction to and reference information about the science behind the production and use of particulate fillers in polymer applications. Fillers play an important role and are used with practically all types of polymers: thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers.Readers will find an introduction to the topic of particulate fillers for polymer applications and their importance. The first chapters describe the use and characteristics of fillers in different polymer types, such as thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers. The following chapters compile and summarize comprehensive information about different filler materials which find application nowadays, including mineral fillers (for example feldspars, wollastonites, and many more) and inorganic fillers (barium sulphate, or clays), bio-fillers, recycled and sustainable fillers, and fillers for specific applications (for example flame-retardant fillers, fillers for electrically conductive applications, or thermally conductive additives).Offering key information, compiled by a mixed team of authors from academia and industry, this handbook will appeal to researchers and professionals working on and with particulate polymer fillers alike.

About the authors

Professor Roger Rothon is an independent consultant and a visiting professor at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has spent over 40 years working in the fields of inorganic filler production, surface modification and filled polymer composites. The first 15 of these were spent in ICI, where he developed new types of coupling agents for silica and calcium carbonates. Later he became technical manager for Flamemag International, where he developed new processes for the manufacture of magnesium hydroxide flame retardants. He is now an independent consultant and also a director of ECOfillers, a company involved in recycling polymers and particulate materials.
Professor Rothon has a number of relevant patent applications and many scientific publications, including a highly regarded book on Particulate Filled Mineral Composites. Through his professorship at Manchester Metropolitan University, he actively engages in research work on filler surface modification. 

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Particulate Fillers, Selection, and Use in Polymer Composites

    DeArmitt, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • Surface Modifiers for Use with Particulate Fillers

    DeArmitt, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

  • Particulate Fillers in Thermoplastics

    Móczó, János (et al.)

    Pages 51-93

  • Compounding of Particulate-Filled Thermoplastics

    Hornsby, Peter

    Pages 95-110

  • Particulate Fillers in Thermoset Plastics

    Rothon, Roger

    Pages 111-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fillers for Polymer Applications
Editors
  • Roger Rothon
Series Title
Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Print ISBN
978-3-319-28116-2
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28118-6
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-28117-9
Series ISSN
2510-3458
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 489
Number of Illustrations and Tables
89 b/w illustrations, 75 illustrations in colour
Topics