List of Contributors.
Part I: Polymers and Fillers.
1 Polymers and Polymer Composites.
2 Modif ication of Polymer Mechanical and Rheological Properties with Functional Fillers.
3 Mixing of Fillers with Plastics.
Part II: Surface Modif iers and Coupling Agents.
4 Silane Coupling Agents.
5 Titanate Coupling Agents.
6 Functional Polymers and Other Modif iers.
Part III: Fillers and their Functions.
7 Glass Fibers.
8 Mica Flakes.
9 Nanoclays and Their Emerging Markets.
10 Carbon Nanotubes/Nanofibers and Carbon Fibers.
11 Natural Fibers.
15 Wood Flour.
16 Calcium Carbonate.
17 Fire Retardants.
18 Conductive and Magnetic Fillers.
19 Surface Property Modif iers.
20 Processing Aids.
21 Glass and Ceramic Spheres.
22 Bioactive Fillers.
23 In Situ Generated Fillers: Organic–Inorganic Hybrids.
"...this is a book that I can recommend: it offers an excellent balance of polymer chemistry and materials engineering. Having already made use of the information contained within, I can attest to its utility and recommend it highly." (Advanced Materials)