Fluoroelastomers Handbook: The Definitive User's Guide and Databook is a comprehensive reference on fluoroelastomer chemistry, processing technology, and applications. This is a must-have reference for materials scientists and engineers in the automotive, aerospace, chemical, chemical process, and power generation industries. Fluoroelastomers meet rigorous performance requirements in harsh environments, enhancing reliability, safety, and environmental friendliness. Fluoroelastomers are growing as products of choice for critical components such as O-rings, hoses, and seals in hostile fluid and temperature conditions.
The first part of this book is an overview of fluorocarbon elastomers, including descriptions of the nature of fluoroelastomers, properties of various compositions, developmental history, and major uses. The second part provides more details of fluoroelastomer technology, including monomer properties and synthesis, polymerization and production processes, cure systems, and processing methods. The third and last part covers fluid resistance of various fluoroelastomer families, major applications of fluoroelastomers, and safety and disposal.
About the Author
Jiri G. Drobny is President of Drobny Polymer Associates, and former Adjunct Faculty of Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Drobny is an active educator, lecturer, writer, and internationally known consultant. His career spans more than 40 years in the rubber and plastic processing industry, mainly in research and development with senior and executive responsibilities.
Table of Contents
Fluoroelastomer Composition and Properties
Production of Fluoroelastomers
Cure systems for Fluoroelastomers
Processing of Fluoroelastomers
Fluid Resistance of VDF-Containing Fluoroelastomers
Fluid and Heat Resistance of Perfluoroelastomers
Fluid Resistance of TPE-Olefin Fluoroelastomers
Compounds for O-Rings and Molded Goods
Compounds for Auto Fuel Systems
Compounds for Auto Power Train Service
Compounds for Power Plant Service
Other Fluoroelastomer Applications and Processing
Fluoroelastomer Safety and Disposal
Appendix: PDL Ratings