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High Performance Polymers


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High Performance Polymers
Author: Johannes Karl Fink
ISBN 978-0-8155-1580-7

Published: 2008
Pages: 760 pp, Hardback

Price: $260.00 + S&H
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Approaching the material from a chemistry and engineering perspective, High Performance Polymers presents the most reliable and current data available about state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication, and application methods of high performance industrial polymers.

Chapters are arranged according to chemical constitution of the individual classes, beginning with main chain carbon-carbon polymers and leading to ether-containing, sulfur-containing, and so on. Each chapter follows an easily readable template, provides a brief overview and history of the polymer, and continues on to such sub-topics as: monomers; polymerization and fabrication; properties; fabrication methods; special additives; applications; suppliers and commercial grades; safety; and environmental impact and recycling. For quick reference, this amply illustrated book presents monographs and lists of commercially available polymers throughout, and concludes with four indices: trademarks; acronyms; chemicals; and general.

With over three decades of experience on the subject, Johannes Fink employs a clear writing style and builds up from the fundamental level to guide you through both the simple and more complex material discussed in this book. The properties of, and recent areas of application for, high performance polymers are explained in detail, supported by journal and patent literature from 2000 onward, which will be of particular interest to specialists and engineers in industry. High Performance Polymers brings a wealth of up-to-date, high-performance polymer data to your library, in a format that allows for either a fast fact-check or longer study.

• Presents the state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication and application methods of high performance industrial polymers
• Provides fundamental information for practical engineers working in industries that develop advanced applications (electronic industry, medical instruments, etc)
• Discusses environmental impact and recycling of particular polymers
• Includes recent journal and patent literature of specific interest to specialists

1. Carbazole Polymers

2. Poly(p-xylylene)s

3. Poly(arylene vinylene)s

4. Poly(phenylene ether)s

5. Poly(phenylene sulfide)

6. Poly(aryl ether ketone)s

7. Poly(arylene ether sulfone)s

8. Poly(arylene ether nitrile)s

9. Triazole Polymers

10. Poly(oxadiazole)s

11. Poly(naphthalates)

12. Aramids

13. Poly(phthal amide)s

14. Poly(imide)s

15. Poly(amide imide)s

16. Liquid Crystal Polymers

Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria / Europe
Johannes Karl Fink is Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at Montanuniversitaet, Leoben, Austria. His career spans more than 30 years in the field of polymers, including characterization, flame retardancy, and pyrolysis of polymers. He received his PhD at the University of Vienna in the field of kinetics of heterogeneous polymerization. After his thesis work he moved in 1978 to Montanuniversitaet Leoben, where a new discipline - Plastics Technology - was established. Dr. Fink is continuously engaged in projects with industry in the field of polymers as well interdisciplinary fields such as characterization of geopolymers.

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