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Polymer Blends: Formulation and Performance, Two-Volume Set

Polymer Blends: Formulation and Performance, Two-Volume Set

ISBN: 978-0-471-24825-5

Jan 2000

1224 pages

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The authoritative resource on polymer blends for the twenty-first century.

The most definitive and up-date reference available on the subject, the two-volume set Polymer Blends: Formulation and Performanceexplores and summarizes the recent progress made in polymer blend technology through the use of carefully selected contributions from today's foremost authorities from around the world.

Stemming from over two decades of growth within the field, each chapter offers a unique combination of expertise and point of view designed to guide professionals working in the field into the twenty-first century. Editors Donald R. Paul and Clive B. Bucknall have devoted considerable attention to coordinating the contents and style of each chapter to assure coherent transition from topic to topic, and chapter to chapter.

Far more than a compendium of recent literature or a review on dramatic new advances, this highly practical handbook is essential reading for anyone concerned with development or use of polymer blends. The two-volume set provides the scientist with useful guidelines for designing polymers with desired properties.

Volume 1 is devoted to the formulation of polymer blends. Coverage includes:
* The basic thermodynamics of polymer-polymer mixtures
* Characterization of blends by a variety of techniques
* Structure formation, particularly of multiphase blends

Volume 2 is devoted to the performance of polymer blends. Coverage includes:
* Mechanical properties and fracture resistance
* The performance of rubber-toughened polymers, including fatigue bahavior
* Blending for specific performance characteristics
* Reinforced polymer blends.

* · Contributions from the world's leading experts provide the most authoritative and objective examination of the past twenty years of progress in the field
* · Careful editing ensures a smooth and logical transition from topic to topic
* · Comprehensive coverage provide enough background to enable even a beginner to begin work in the field
* · In-depth coverage presents the most important issues in the field culled from critical sifting through current literature
* · Clear, concise entries and carefully selected graphics emphasize important basic principles and conceptual points to aid in understanding
* · Bibliographies at the end of each chapter identify the most up-to-date and significant literature on each topic to facilitate further research.

Donald R. Paul, PhD, is Director of the Texas Materials Institute of the University of Texas at Austin. Clive B. Bucknall, ScD, PhD, is Head of the Advanced Materials Department, SIMS, Cranfield University, Bedford, United Kingdom.

Statistical Thermo-Dynamics of Polymer Solutions and Blends (I. Sanchez & M. Stone).

Polymer-Polymer Interactions Based on Mean Field Approximations (G. Merfeld & D. Paul).

Hydrogen Bonding Systems (P. Painter & M. Coleman).

Polymer Blends as Viewed Byanalog Calorimetry(C. Landry).

Crystalline Polymer Blends (J. Runt).

Fundamentals of Blends of Rigid Chain (Liquid Crystal) Polymers (M. Ballauff & J. Dorgan).

Thermodynamics of Polyolefin Blends (D. Lohse & W. Graessley).


Morphology Characterization by Microscopy Techniques (S. Hobbs & V. Watkins).

Viscoelastic Characterization of Polymer Blends (D. Kalika).

Optical Characterization: Light Scattering, Birefringence, and Ellipsometry (T. Inoue & T. Kyu).

Neutron Scattering and Polymer Blends (D. Bucknall & V. Arrighi).


Formulation and Characterization of Thermoset/Thermoplastic Blends (J. Pascault & R. Williams).

Chemical Reactions in Blends Based on Condensation Polymers: Transreactions, Molecular and Morphological Characterization (G. Groeninckx, et al.).

Morphology and Properties of Blends Containing Block Copolymers (S. Hudson & A. Jamieson).

Factors Influencing the Morphology in Immiscible Polymer Blends in Melt Processing (B. Favis).

Reactive Compatibilization (B. Majumdar & D. Paul).

Processing Aids (J. Brady & C. Cruz-Ramos).


Quasi-Elastic Mechanical Properties (F. Guild).

Application of Fracture Mechanics for Characterization of Toughness of Polymer Blends (Y.-W. Mai, et al.).

Characterizing Toughness Using Standard Empirical Tests (C. Bucknall).

Deformation Mechanisms in Rubber-Toughened Polymers (C. Bucknall).

Strengthening Polymer-Polymer Interfaces (H. Brown).

Core-Shell Impact Modifiers (C. Cruz-Ramos).

Toughening of Semi-Crystalline Thermoplastics (R. Gaymans).

Toughening of Epoxies (A. Yee, et al.).

Fatigue Crack Propagation in Polymer Blends (R. Pearson & L. Pruitt).


Transmission and Reflection of Light in Multiphase Media (R. Alexander-Katz).

Thermo-Mechanical Performance of Polymer Blends (J. Scobbo).

Barrier Materials by Blending (P. Subramanian & I. Plotzker).


Reinforced Polymer Blends (J. Karger-Kocsis).

Liquid Crystalline Polymer Blends (D. Baird & M. McLeod).

Microfibrillar Reinforced Composites From Polymer Blends (S. Fakirov, et al.).


Elastomer Blends (S. Datta).

Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (S. Abdou-Sabet & S. Datta).


Recycling of Polymer Blends and Mixture (T. Ellis).
""...Volume 1...covers the physics, chemistry and processing issues associated with the formation.... Volume 2...primarily concerned with how blends perform in practical situations."" (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2001)

""...useful for both the beginners as well as the experts...people will find this book indispensable as a reference..."" (The Chemist, Summer 2003)