Modern Polyesters: Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters

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John Scheirs, Timothy E. Long
John Wiley & Sons, Sep 1, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 784 pages
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Provides an overview of the family of polyester polymers whichcomprise an important group of plastics that span the range ofcommodity polymers to engineering resins. It describes thepreparation, properties and applications of polyesters. Readerswill also find details on polyester-based elastomers, biodegradablealiphatic polyester, liquid crystal polyesters and unsaturatedpolyesters for glass-reinforced composites.
  • Presents an overview of the most recent developments.
  • Explores synthesis, catalysts, processes, properties andapplications.
  • Looks at emerging polyester materials as well as existingones.
  • Written by foremost experts from both academia and industry,ensuring that both fundamentals and practical applications arecovered.
 

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Contents

Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters II POLYMERIZATION AND POLYCONDENSATION
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Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters III TYPES OF POLYESTERS
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Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters IV FIBERS AND COMPOUNDS
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Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters V DEPOLYMERIZATION AND DEGRADATION
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Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters VI LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYESTERS
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Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters VII UNSATURATED POLYESTERS
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Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters Index
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Dr. John Scheirs has worked extensively with poly (ethyleneterephthalate) (PET) and related polyesters. His early workinvolved studying the UV stability of PET and poly(ethylenenaphthalate) (PEN) in France and later he was involved withstudying various industrial problems involving polyesters, such asphotodegradation, annealing, crystallization behaviour,embrittlement, degradation by aminolysis, differential scanningcalorimetry (DSC) analysis, environmental stress cracking,hydrolysis, nucleating agents, transesterification, injectionmoulding of recycled PET compounds, solid-state polycondensation,desiccant drying of PET and melt stabilization of PET. Morerecently in the period 1998-2000, he was the technical manager forCoca-Cola Amatil’s world-first PET reforming plant whichconverts post-consumer PET bottles into high-grade, high IVpalletized PET for direct reuse in new bottles and injection andsheet moulding applications. John Scheirs is now the principalconsultant with ExcelPlas Polymer Technology where he specializesin polymer recycling chemistry, formulation, processing andtesting.

Dr. Timothy E. Long is a professor in the Department ofChemistry and the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program atVirginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, USA. Professor Long was employedat Eastman Kodak and Eastman Chemical for 12 years prior to joiningthe faculty at Virginia Tech in 1999. He has extensive industrialand academic experience in fundamental macromolecular chemistry,with an awareness of the industrial and commercial impact ofpolyester chemistry and processing, structure-propertyrelationships. And polyester applications. His research interestsinclude polyester ionomers, high-gas-barrier polyester forpackaging, new polyester catalyst development. Thermotropic liquidcrystalline polyesters, functional poly(lactides), and branched andhyperbranced polyesters. He is the author of over 100 refereedpapers and holds 25 patents dealing with various aspects ofmacromolecular science and engineering.

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