eBook Introduction to Fluoropolymers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1455775517
  • ISBN-13: 9781455775514
  • DDC: 547.84
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 344 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Introduction to Fluoropolymers demystifies fluoropolymers for a wide audience of designers, engineers, sales staff and managers. This important group of high-performance polymers has applications across a wide range of market sectors, including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, high performance apparel, oil & gas, renewable energy / solar photovoltaics, electronics / semiconductor, pharmaceuticals, and chemical processing. Dr. Ebnesajjad covers the history and applications of a wide variety of materials, including expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, polyvinyl fluoride, vinylidene fluoride polymers and fluoroelastomers, just to name a few. Properties and applications are illustrated by real-world examples as diverse as waterproof clothing, vascular grafts and coatings for aircraft interiors. The different applications of fluoropolymers show the benefits of a group of materials that are highly water-repellant and flame-retardant, with unrivalled lubrication properties and a high level of biocompatibility. Health and safety and environmental aspects are also covered throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Fluorine, Fluorocarbons, and Fluoropolymers in Human Life: A Day with the Smiths.
2: Fluorine and Fluorocarbons.
3: Discovery and History of Fluoropolymers.
4: History of Expanded PTFE and W.L. Gore and Associates.
5: Polyvinyl Fluoride: The First Durable Replacement for Paint.
6: Introduction to Fluoropolymers.
7: Manufacturing Polytetrafluoroethylene.
8: Fluorinated Additives.
9: Introduction to Vinylidene Fluoride Polymers.
10: Fluoroelastomers.
11: Fluorinated Coatings: Technology, History, and Applications.
12: Fluorinated Ionomers: History, Properties, and Applications.
13: Safety, Disposal, and Recycling of Fluoropolymers.
Index.