Introduction to Fluoropolymers demystifies fluoropolymers for a wide audience of designers, engineers, sales staff and managers. This important group of high-performance polymers has applications across a wide range of market sectors, including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, high performance apparel, oil&gas, renewable energy / solar photovoltaics, electronics / semiconductor, pharmaceuticals, and chemical processing.
Dr. Ebnesajjad covers the history and applications of a wide variety of materials, including expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, polyvinyl fluoride, vinylidene fluoride polymers and fluoroelastomers, just to name a few. Properties and applications are illustrated by real-world examples as diverse as waterproof clothing, vascular grafts and coatings for aircraft interiors. The different applications of fluoropolymers show the benefits of a group of materials that are highly water-repellant and flame-retardant, with unrivalled lubrication properties and a high level of biocompatibility. Health and safety and environmental aspects are also covered throughout the book.
- Demystifies fluoropolymers for a broad audience of engineers in areas such as product design and manufacturing, as well as for non-engineers such as technical sales and management professionals
- Explains the potential of fluoropolymers for a wide range of applications across sectors such as aerospace, energy and medical devices
- Ideal for both recently qualified engineers and engineers with limited experience of fluoropolymers
About the Author
He retired as a Senior Technology Associate in 2005 from the DuPont fluoropolymers after nearly 24 years of service. Sina founded of FluoroConsultants Group, LLC in 2006 where he continues to work. Sina earned his Bachelor of Science from the School of Engineering of the University of Tehran in 1976, Master of Science and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all in Chemical Engineering.
He is author, editor and co-author of fifteen technical and data books including five handbooks on fluoropolymers technology and applications. He is author and co-author of three books in surface preparation and adhesion of materials, two of which are in their second editions. Sina has been involved with technical writing and publishing since 1974.
His experiences include fluoropolymer technologies (polytetrafluoroethylene and its copolymers) including polymerization, finishing, fabrication, product development, failure analysis, market development and technical service. Sina holds six patents.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Day with the Smiths: Fluoropolymers in Daily Life
Chapter 2 Fluorine and Fluorocarbons
Chapter 3 History and Applications of Fluoropolymers
Chapter 4 History and Applications of Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (aka Gore-Tex® Membranes
Chapter 5 History and Applications of Polyvinyl Fluoride
Chapter 6 Introduction to Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers (incl. APFO and its Replacements)
Chapter 7 Manufacturing of Polytetrafluoroethylene
Chapter 8 Fluorinated Additives
Chapter 9 Introduction to Vinylidene Fluoride Polymers
Chapter 10 Introduction to Fluoroelastomers
Chapter 11 History and Applications of Non-Stick Coatings
Chapter 12 History and Applications of Fluorinated Ionomers