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Handbook of Polymer Blends and Composites, 4 Volume Set


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Handbook of Polymer Blends and Composites, 4 Volume Set
Author: Edited by C. Vasile and A.K. Kulshreshtha
ISBN 978-1-85957-309-9

Published: 2003

Four volume set,  pages 2420
Volumes can be purchased individual for $270 each.



Price: $800.00 + S&H
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This four volume handbook is intended to provide an overview of the theory and application of polymer blends and composites. Practical and theoretical investigations are presented, aimed at generating an understanding of the fundamental nature of polymer mixtures and composites and describing progress in the thermodynamics of mixing (both in solution and solid state) of binary and multi-component systems.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume One
This is the first volume of a four volume set to be published in the next six months. This handbook is intended to provide an overview of the theory and practice of polymer blends and composites. It is a collection of monographs on the subject of polymer blends and composites but much remains to be done and understood. The subject is huge and the number of pages is limited. The first two volumes are concerned with the state-of-the-art in composites development, characteristics of particulate fillers and fibre reinforcements and interface characteristics, main procedures of composite manufacture and their applications. The other two volumes are dedicated to polymer blends.

Practical and theoretical investigations are presented, which are aimed at generating an understanding of the fundamental nature of polymer mixtures and composites and describing progress in the thermodynamics of mixing (both in solution and solid state) of binary and multi-component systems.

This book will be useful to students, researchers, academics and workers in industry, who have an interest in polymer blends and composites.

Table of Contents
1. History of Composites
2. Particulate Fillers and Fibre Reinforcements
3. Composites in Asia
4. Advances in Wood-based Composites in China
5. Overview of the Use of Composites Worldwide
6. The Interface in Polymer Composites
7. Novel Multifunctional Epoxy Resins
8. Flame Retardant Polyester Resins
9. Cure Kinetics of Vinyl Ester Resins
10. Cure Monitoring
11. Curing and Bonding of Composites using Electron Beam Processing
12 composites at the Turn of the Century

Volume Two
The extraordinary growth in the use of plastics in the last century is in response to a growing world population, with its increasing demands for more food, better health care, improved housing and numerous cheaper and abundant consumer products. What is expected of the chemical industry in the 21st century is to produce plastics while being aware of the environment, by reducing waste production, reducing the consumption of materials, reducing the demand for energy, reducing the use of non-renewable resources, and reducing risks, hazards and costs. The topics of this handbook try to answer these questions in a specific way by using simple rules of mixing. Polymer blending is a very useful and versatile strategy for the polymer chemist for designing new materials that potentially fulfill these new 'green' requirements.

This four volume handbook, Handbook of Polymer Blends and Composites is intended to provide an overview of the theory and application of polymer blends and composites. The first two volumes (of which this is the second) are concerned with the state-of-the art of composites' development, characteristics of particulate fillers and fibre reinforcements and interface characteristics, main procedures of composites manufacture and their applications. The other two volumes are dedicated to polymer blends.

Practical and theoretical investigations are presented, which are aimed at generating an understanding of the fundamental nature of polymer mixtures and composites and describing progress in the thermodynamics of mixing (both in solution and solid state) of binary and multi-component systems.

This book will be useful to students, researchers, academics and workers in industry, who have an interest in polymer blends and composites.

Table of Contents
1. An Overview of Composite Fabrication, Design and Cost
2. Liquid Moulding Processes
3. Use of Advanced Composite Materials in the Construction of Suspension Push-Rods for A Formula One Racing Car
4. Corrosion Resistance of Polymers, Polymer Blends and Composites in Liquid Environments
5. New Approaches to Reduce Plastic Combustibility
6. Fibre Reinforced Plastic Composites for Biomedical Applications
7. Composite Materials in the Nuclear and Space Industries: Specific Applications
8. Advanced Composites for Offshore Developments
9. Functional Polymer Composites
10. Conducting Polymer Composites
11. Recycling of Automotive Composites

Volume Three
Contents include: Terminology, Thermodynamics of Multicomponent Polymer Systems, Phase Behaviour, Interface (Interphase) in Demixed Polymer Systems, Water Soluble Polymer Blends - Phase Behaviour and Complex Formation, Water Soluble Polymer Blends - Applications, Reactive Polymer Blending, Inter-Penetrating Networks, Heterofibres, Glass Transition in Polymer Blends, Crystallization in Polymer Blends, Effect of Radiation on Polymer Blends, Polymer Blend Ageing, Degradation Behaviour of Polymer Blends and Thermal Methods for Plastics Waste Treatment, Singular Thermal Behavior of Polystyrene/Polydimethylsiloxane Blends.

Volume Four
Contents include: Polyolefin Blends, Metallocene Polyolefin Blends, PVC-based Blends, PS and Styrene-Copolymer-based Blends, Ionomer Blends, Polyamides, Polyesters, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyacrylates, Rubber Toughened Epoxies/Thermosets, Blends Containing Thermostable Polymers, Polyurethane-based Blends, Silicones, Cellulosics or Lignocellulosics, Eco-Friendly Blends, Liquid Crystalline Polymers in Polymer Blends.

Anand Kumar Kulshreshtha joined the Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA) as a Senior Scientific Officer in 1970, where he worked on the morphology and properties of natural fibres (cellulose). In 1975 he became a United Nations Fellow at the then Polytechnic Institute of New York with Professors E.M.Pearce and G.C.Tesoro. In 1978-1979 he worked as a postdoc at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. From 1979-1980, he was a NRC Resident Research Associate at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Currently he is Senior Manager (R&D) and Leader for Polymer and Information Groups at the Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd., Vadodara. He is on the editorial board of the journal, 'Popular Plastics & Packaging' and author of about 200 research papers, articles and book chapters.

Cornelia Vasile is senior researcher at the Romanian Academy, 'P.Poni' Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania and Associate Professor at Laval University-Quebec Canada, 'Gh. Asachi' Technical University of Iasi and 'Al.I.Cuza' University of Iasi. She received her PhD degree in the physical chemistry of macromolecules from 'Al.I.Cuza' University of Iasi, Romania. Cornelia is the author or co-author of seven books, 250 scientific articles and 75 technical reports, as well as the holder of 38 patents. She is a member of the IUPAC, the Romanian Associations of Romanian Scientists and for Basic Research, the Commissions of the Romanian Academy for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, and of Environmental Protection.

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