Industrial Polymers, Specialty Polymers, and Their Applications: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Industrial Polymers, Specialty Polymers, and Their Applications

1st Edition

By Manas Chanda, Salil K. Roy

CRC Press

432 pages | 146 B/W Illus.

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 Derived from the fourth edition of the well-known Plastics Technology Handbook, Industrial Polymers, Specialty Polymers, and Their Applications covers a wide range of general and special types of polymers, along with a wealth of information about their applications.

The book first focuses on commonly used industrial polymers, including polypropylenes, low- and high-density polyethylenes, and poly(vinyl chloride), as well as less widely used polymer types, such as acrylics, ether polymers, cellulosics, sulfide polymers, silicones, polysulfones, polyether ether ketones, and polybenzimidazoles. It then explores polymer derivatives and polymeric combinations that play special and often critical roles in diverse fields of human activities. The polymers covered include liquid crystal, electroactive, ionic, and shape memory polymers; hydrogels; and nanocomposites. The volume concludes with a comprehensive overview of new developments in the use of polymers in a variety of areas.

Table of Contents

Industrial Polymers


Part I: Addition Polymers

Part II: Condensation Polymers

Polymers in Special Uses


High-Temperature and Fire-Resistant Polymers

Liquid Crystal Polymers

Electroactive Polymers

Polymers in Photoresist Applications

Photoresist Applications for Printing

Optical Information Storage

Polymers in Adhesives

Degradable Polymers

Ionic Polymers

Scavenger Resins

Synthetic Polymer Membranes

Hydrogels and Smart Polymers

Dendritic Polymers

Shape Memory Polymers


Polymer Nanocomposites

Wood–Polymer Composites

Polymerization-Filled Composites

Trends in Polymer Applications


Polymers in Packaging

Polymers in Building and Construction

Polymers in Corrosion Prevention and Control

Plastics in Automotive Applications

Polymers in Aerospace Applications

Polymers in Electrical and Electronic Applications

Polymers in Agriculture and Horticulture

Polymers in Domestic Appliances and Business Machines

Polymers in Medical and Biomedical Applications

Polymers in Marine and Offshore Applications

Polymers in Sport


Trade Names for Some Industrial Polymers

Commonly Used Abbreviations for Industrial Polymers

Typical Properties of Polymers Used for Molding and Extrusion

Typical Properties of Cross-Linked Rubber Compounds

Typical Properties of Representative Textile Fibers


References appear at the end of each chapter.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers