Reactive Polymers Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd Edition

Reactive Polymers Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd Edition

Author: Johannes Karl Fink
ISBN 978-1-4557-3149-7 

Published: 2013
A Concise Guide to Industrial Polymers
Hardbound, 576 Pages
The use of reactive polymers enables manufacturers to make chemical changes at a late stage in the production process - these in turn cause changes in performance and properties. In order to achieve optimal performance, material selection and the control of the reaction are essential. In this handbook, Dr. Fink introduces engineers and scientists to the range of reactive polymers available, explains the reactions that take place, and details applications and performance benefits.

For each class of reactive resin (Thermoset) basic principles and industrial processes are described as well as additives, the curing process, and applications and uses. The initial chapters are devoted to individual resin types, e.g. epoxides, cyanoacrylates etc. Then more general chapters, e.g. reactive extrusion, and special topics, e.g. dental applications, follow. Additionally, the new edition will include information on the most recent developments, applications, and commercial products for each chemical class of Thermosets as well as sections on fabrication methods, reactive biopolymers, recycling of reactive polymers, and case studies. A chapter about injection molding of reactive polymers, and sections on radiation curing, Thermosetting elastomers, and reactive extrusion equipment will be included.
1 Unsaturated Polyester Resins

2 Polyurethanes

3 Epoxy Resins

4 Phenol/formaldehyde Resins

5 Urea/formaldehyde Resins

6 Melamine Resins

7 Furan Resins

8 Silicones

9 Acrylic Resins

10 Cyanate Ester Resins

11 Bismaleimide Resins

12 Terpene Resins

13 Cyanoacrylates

14 Benzocyclobutene Resins

15 Reactive Extrusion

16 Compatibilization

17 Rheology Control

18 Grafting

19 Acrylic Dental Fillers

20 Toners
Dr. Johannes Karl Fink, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria