Polypropylene Structure, blends and Composites: Volume 2 Copolymers and Blends / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $174.81
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 45%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $174.81   
  • New (5) from $231.59   
  • Used (2) from $174.81   

More About This Textbook


Although polypropylene has been marketed since the 1950s, research and development in this area is still vigorous. The consumption of polypropylene over the years has been relatively high, mainly due to the steady improvement of its property profile. Polypropylene: Structures, Blends and Composites, in three separate volumes, reflects on the key factors which have contributed to the success of polypropylene, dealing with all aspects of structure-performance relationships relevant to thermoplastic polymers and related composites.
Volume 1, Structure and Morphology, deals with polymorphism in polypropylene homo- and copolymers, where molecular and supermolecular structures are covered, and the processing-induced structure development of polypropylene, showing the interrelation between the processing-induced morphology and mechanical performance.
Volume 2, Copolymers and Blends, contains comprehensive surveys of the nucleation and crystallisation behaviour of the related systems. It includes the development of morphology and its effects on rheological and mechanical properties of polypropylene-based alloys and blends and a review of polypropylene-based thermoplastic elastomers.
Volume 3, Composites, gives a comprehensive overview of filled and reinforced systems with polypropylene as a matrix material, with the main emphasis on processing-structure-property-interrelationships. Chapters cover all aspects of particulate filled, chopped fibre-, fibre mat- and continuous fibre-reinforced composites. Interfacial phenomena, such as adhesion, wetting and interfacial crystallisation, are also included as important aspects of this subject.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412614200
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Edition description: 1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 205
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Polymorphism in polypropylene homo- and copolymers. Molecular structure of polypropylene homo- and copolymers. Crystalline structures of polypropylene homo- and copolymers. Crystallisation, melting and supermolecular structure of isotactic polypropylene. Nucleation of polypropylene. Epitaxial growth on and with polypropylene. Processing-induced structure. Higher order structure of injection-moulded polypropylene. Knit-line behaviour of polypropylene and polypropylene-blends. Welding and fracture of polypropylene interfaces. Self-reinforcement of polypropylene. Processing-induced structure formation. Volume 2: Manufacturing and properties of polypropylene copolymers. Primary spherulite nucleation in polypropylene-based blends and copolymers. Polypropylene alloys and blends with thermoplastics. Structure and properties of polypropylene-elastomer blends. Oriental drawing of polypropylene and its blends. Thermoplastic elastomers by blending and dynamic vulcanization. Index. Volume 3: Particulate-filled polypropylene: structure and properties. Processing and properties of reinforced polypropylenes. Fibre orientation prediction in injection moulding. Microstructural aspects of fracture in polypropylene and in its filled, chopped fibre and fibre mat reinforced composites. Glass mat reinforced polypropylene. Some wetting and adhesion phenomena in polypropylene composites. Manufacturing methods for long fibre reinforced polypropylene sheets and laminates. Thermoforming of unidirectional continuous fibre-reinforced polypropylene laminates and their modelling. Fracture performance of continuous fibre reinforced polypropylene. Interfacial crystallization of polypropylene in composites. Index.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)