Skip to main content

Polymer Dispersions and Their Industrial Applications

Polymer Dispersions and Their Industrial Applications

Dieter Urban (Editor), Koichi Takamura (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60058-8 February 2003 320 Pages


Aqueous polymer dispersions are environmentally friendly and therefore they have replaced in many applications polymers dissolved in organic solvents. This substitution process is still ongoing.

This book discusses the world of aqueous polymer dispersions from the viewpoint of how they are applied. For a better understanding it starts with a general description of the synthesis of polymer dispersions and their characterization. The following chapters are dedicated to a wide variety of applications, including history, modern processes, and typical formulations and performance.

The selection and the usage of a polymer dispersion are not uniform around the world because of historical and regional differences of the technical developments and marketing demands. Leading scientists from industry contributed to this book ensuring that practical issues are emphasized.
Synthesis of Polymer Dispersions
Characterization of Aqueous Polymer Dispersions
Applications in the Paper Industry
Applications for Printing Inks
Applications for Decorative and Protective Coatings
Applications for Automotive Coatings
Applications in the Adhesives and Construction Industries
Applications in the Carpet Industry
Non-wovens Applications
Applications in the Leather Industry
Applications for Asphalt Modification
Applications of Redispersible Powders
Applications for Modification of Plastic Materials
Applications for Dipped Goods