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

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

by J. Karger-Kocsis
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412614200
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/15/2008
Edition description:
1995
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.

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