Introduction to Fluoropolymers (Hardcover)

Materials, Technology and Applications (Plastics Design Library)

By Sina Ebnesajjad

William Andrew, 9781455774425, 344pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2013

List Price: 169.00*
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Description

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.

  • Demystifies fluoropolymers for a broad audience of engineers in areas such as product design and manufacturing, as well as for non-engineers such as technical sales and management professionals
  • Explains the potential of fluoropolymers for a wide range of applications across sectors such as aerospace, energy and medical devices
  • Ideal for both recently qualified engineers and engineers with limited experience of fluoropolymers