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Handbook of Thermoplastic Polyesters: Homopolymers, Copolymers, Blends and Composites

Handbook of Thermoplastic Polyesters: Homopolymers, Copolymers, Blends and Composites

Stoyko Fakirov (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60196-7

Jan 2005

1441 pages

Select type: O-Book


The book covers current knowledge on all aspects of polyester synthesis, structure, properties (chemical, physical and application relevant) and recycling. The most important technical polyesters are presented in detailed chapters, homogeneous polymers as well as copolymers, blends and high-performance reinforced polyester materials are discussed.
This book is directed to chemists, physicists and engineers working in research, development and application of polymers.
Polyesters synthesis
Crystal structure, mophology and orientation of polyesters
Structure formation in PET
The structure and dynamics of PET studies by solid-state NMR
Processing-structure-property relationships in PET
Polybutylene terephthalate
PEN-structure and properties
Synthesis of polyester-based thermoplastic elastomers- chemical aspects
Rigid copolyesters involving PHBA
Flexible copolyesters involving PBT- strain-induced structural changes
Molecular dependence of the fracture bahavior of amorphous copolyesters
Strain-induced polymorphic transition
Blends of thermoplastic polyesters
Blends on the basis of PBT
Micorfibrillar reinforced composites
Reactive modification-compatibilization of polyesters
Chemical interactions in blends of condensation polymers involving polyesters
Textile fabric-reinforced PET-and PBT-composites
Ageing and environmental stress cracking in PET and related composites
Discontinuous fiber-reinforced injecion-moulded polyester composites
Recycling of polyesters
"...everything you?ve ever wanted to know about thermoplastic polyesters?a valuable library reference book." (Polymer News)

"...a truly outstanding piece of work that is both authorative and comprehensive. It is highly recommended..." (Materials World, February 2003)

"...a great deal of detailed, up-to-date information for anyone working with polyesters..." (IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 1, January/February 2003)