This text provides the basic history, molecular structure and intrinsic properties, practical applications and future developments of polyethylene production and marketing - including recycling systems and metallocene technology. It describes commercial processing techniques used to convert raw polyethylene to finished products, emphasizing special properties and end-use applications.
". . ..The author is a leading scientist. . .who has worked extensively on the morphology and crystallization of polyethylene since the mid-1980s. . ..The 135-page chapter on characterization and testing is a book in itself, with good sense explanations of the underlying theory, test methodology, interpretation and precautions. Many clear diagramsaccompany the text. Other excellent chaptersdeal with the relationship between molecular orientation and its effect on rheological and thermomechanical properties."
---Polymer News, 2000
Commercial development of polyethylene; production of processes; morphology and crystallization of polyethylene; properties of solid polyethylene; characterization and testing; the chemistry of polyethylene; morphology of oriented polyethylene; use and fabrication of polyethylene; the future of polyethylene.