"Describes new modification methods and applications for natural, synthetic, thermoplastic, and thermoset polymers that result from economic forces, commercial processes, and the latest research and development. Features chemical and physical technologies such as sulfonation, alkylation, acid/base hydrolysis, hydrogenation, stress orienting, annealing, crystallization, and more."
Table of Contents
Cellulose modification; modification of ligin; modification of starch; modification of natural gums; modification of polyethylene; ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene; modification of polystyrene; modification of poly(vinyl chloride); modification of nylon; modification of epoxy resins; modification of phenol-methanal network polymers; polymer liquid crystals and their blends. Appendices: answers to problems and exercises; polymer science, engineering and technology needed to understand polymer modification.