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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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.
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.