Polypropylene: An A-Z reference


This multiauthor book reviews the present state of knowledge on the manufacturing, processing and applications of neat, modified, filled and reinforced polypropylenes.
An international group of leading experts surveys all important scientific and technical aspects of polypropylene (PP) in a concise manner. This book, of an encyclopaedic nature represents an updated and comprehensive report on the synthesis, processing, testing and applications of PP and related systems ...

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This multiauthor book reviews the present state of knowledge on the manufacturing, processing and applications of neat, modified, filled and reinforced polypropylenes.
An international group of leading experts surveys all important scientific and technical aspects of polypropylene (PP) in a concise manner. This book, of an encyclopaedic nature represents an updated and comprehensive report on the synthesis, processing, testing and applications of PP and related systems (modified, filled, reinforced). Each key aspect is the subject of an articles which is presented in a way which will also be useful for non-specialists. The articles are grouped in alphabetical format allowing the reader to find the information needed quickly. The easy retrieval of the information is supported by a comprehensive reference guide based on key-words.

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List of contributors. Preface. Adhesive bonding of polypropylene. Amorphous or atactic polypropylene. Anticorrosion coatings with polypropylene. Antistatic and conducting composites of polypropylene. Appliances. Application of shear-controlled orientation in injection molding. of isotactic polypropylene. Automation in injection molding. Beta-modification of isotactic polypropylene. Biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) processes. Bumper recycling technology. Calendering of polypropylene. Commingled yarns and their use for composites. Construction principles of injection molds. Controlled rheology polypropylene. Copolymerization. Crash performance of glass fiber reinforced polypropylene tubes. Crazing and shear yielding in polypropylene. Crosslinking of polypropylene. Crystallization. Crystallization of syndiotactic polypropylene. Designing properties of polypropylene. Die swell or extrudate swell. Dielectric relaxation and dielectric strength of polypropylene. and its composites. Dyeing of polypropylene fibers. Elastomeric polypropylene homopolymers using metallocene. catalysts. Electron microscopy. Elongational viscosity and its meaning for the praxis. Environmental stress cracking of polypropylene. Epitaxial crystallization of isotactic and syndiotactic polypropylene. Extrusion die design guidelines for polypropylene. Fatigue performance of polypropylene and related composites. Fiber orientation due to processing and its prediction. Fillers for polypropylene. Fire hazard with polypropylene. Flame-retardant polypropylene compositions. From quality control to quality assurance in injection molding. Gamma-phase of isotactic polypropylene. Gas diffusion in and through polypropylene. Geotextiles and geomembranes. Glass mat reinforced thermoplastic polypropylene. Hard-elastic or 'springy' polypropylene. High-modulus and high-strength polypropylene fibers and films. Impregnation techniques for fiber bundles or tows. In-situ reinforced polypropylene blends. Industrial polymerization processes. Infrared and Raman spectroscopy of polypropylene. Injection molding of isotactic polypropylene. Injection molding: various techniques. Integrated manufacturing. Interfacial morphology and its effects in polypropylene composites. Intumescent fire retardant polypropylene formulations. Joining: methods and techniques for polypropylene composites. Lamella dimension and distribution. 'Living' or plastic hinges. Long term properties and lifetime prediction for polypropylene. Mathematical modelling !of propylene polymerization. Mechanical and thermal properties of long glass fiber reinforced. polypropylene. Melt blowing technology. 'Melt fracture' or extrudate distortions. Melt spinning of polypropylene. Melt spinning: technology. Metallocene catalysed polymerization: industrial technology. Metallocene catalysis and tailor-made polyolefins. Microporous polypropylene films and fibers. Miscibility and phase separation in polypropylene blends. Modelling and analysis of composites' thermoforming. Modelling of the compression behavior of polypropylene foams. Molecular structure: characterization and related properties of. homo- and copolymers. Morphology and nanostructure of polypropylenes by atomic force microscopy. Morphology-mechanical property relationships in injection. molding. Natural fiber/polypropylene composites. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of polypropylene. copolymers. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of polypropylene homopolymers. Nucleation. Optical clarity of polypropylene products. Orientation characterization in polypropylene. P-V-T data and their uses. Particulate filled polypropylene composites. Photostabilizers. Pigmentation of polypropylene. Polymer blends: fundamentals. Polymorphism in crystalline polypropylene. Polypropylene blends with commodity resins. Polypropylene blends with elastomers. Polypropylene blends with engineering and speciality resins. Polypropylene foams. Polypropylene in automotive applications. Polypropylene in cable applications. Polypropylene/continuous glass fibre composite pipes: design. principles. Processing of polypropylene blends. Processing-induced morphology. Properties of glass fibers for polypropylene reinforcement. Pultrusion of glass fiber/polypropylene composites. Reactive compatibilization of polypropylene. Recycling of polypropylene. Resistance to high-energy radiation. Rheology of polypropylene. Roll forming of composite sheets. Rolltrusion processing of polypropylene for property improvement. Size exclusion chromatography. Solid-state forming of polypropylene. Special polypropylene fibers. Spherulitic crystallization and structure. Split fiber production. Squeeze flow in thermoplastic composites. Structure-property relationships in polypropylene fibers. Surface modification of polypropylene by additives. Surface modification of polypropylene by plasmas. Surface treatment of polypropylene by corona discharge and flame. Textile applications of polypropylene fibers. Textile polypropylene fibers: fundamentals. Thermal antioxidants. Thermally stimulated currents of polypropylene and its composites. Thermoforming of fiber-reinforced composite sheets. Thermoforming of polypropylene. Thermoplastic dynamic vulcanizates. Warpage and its prediction in injection-molded parts. Weathering. Weldlines. Wood-polypropylene composites. X-ray scattering. Ziegler-Natta catalysis and propylene polymerization.

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