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Fundamentals of Latex Film Formation

Processes and Properties

Authors: Keddie, Joseph, Routh, Alexander F.

  • Comprehensive introduction to polymer colloids, or latex, and their transformation into films, coatings and adhesives
  • In-depth description of the three main stages of latex film formation
  • Review of the main experimental techniques used in the analysis of latex film formation
  • Presents novel applications, including state-of-the-art research in the use of latex to make nanocomposite coatings and other nanomaterials
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About this book

This book introduces the reader to latex, which is a colloidal dispersion of polymer particles in water, and explains how useful products are made from it.

The primary focus is the process by which wet latex can be transformed into coatings, adhesives, and composites in the process known as film formation. The book reviews the main experimental techniques used to study the film formation process. It then presents the fundamental concepts for each of the three main stages of the process: evaporation of water, particle deformation, and polymer diffusion. The latest experimental observations are presented along with theoretical descriptions and models. Later chapters consider the effects of surfactant on film properties and describe films made from nanocomposite particles and from blends of latex with nanoparticles, such as clays or carbon nanotubes. The book concludes with a chapter considering the remaining technical challenges and highlighting a few exciting future directions. Throughout the presentation, fundamental concepts are emphasised. Relevant models are explained in an accessible way that does not assume prior knowledge.

This book will serve as a state-of-the art reference for scientists working in industrial R&D and also for researchers in diverse academic subjects, including chemistry, physics, engineering, and materials science.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book demonstrates that there are basically four stages in the process of latex film formation. These are water loss, close packing of particles, deformation of particles leading to optical clarity in a dodecahedral structure (honeycomb) and, finally, interdiffusion and coalescence leading to a homogenous film. … for the latex technologist, it will be of interest in the understanding of why certain formulations work and others do not, and may lead to more environmentally friendly processes.” (Leslie Harrison, Materials World Magazine, June, 2012)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Latex and the Principles of Colloidal Stability

    Keddie, Joseph L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Established and Emerging Techniques of Studying Latex Film Formation

    Keddie, Joseph L. (et al.)

    Pages 27-94

  • Drying of Latex Films

    Keddie, Joseph L. (et al.)

    Pages 95-120

  • Particle Deformation

    Keddie, Joseph L. (et al.)

    Pages 121-150

  • Molecular Diffusion Across Particle Boundaries

    Keddie, Joseph L. (et al.)

    Pages 151-183

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-2845-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2844-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Latex Film Formation
Book Subtitle
Processes and Properties
Authors
Series Title
Springer Laboratory
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2845-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2845-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2844-0
Series ISSN
0945-6074
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 308
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