Fully revised and updated, this second edition continues to provide industrial chemists, technologists, and engineers with the most accurate, compact, and practical source on fluoropolymers (such as Teflon). Highlighting new industrial, military, medical, and consumer goods applications, this edition adds more detailed information on equipment and processing conditions. It explores breakthroughs in understanding property-structure relationships, new polymerization techniques, and the chemistry underlying novel polymers, such as melt-processable fluoroplastics. It also expands upon critical environmental aspects of fluoropolymers, including heat degradation, health effects, and recycling.
Basic Chemistry of Fluoropolymers. Properties of Commercial Fluoropolymers. Technology and Applications of Commercial Fluoroplastics. Properties and Processing of Fluoropolymer Systems. Effects of Heat, Radiation, and Environment on Fluoropolymers. Recent Developments in Chemistry and Technology of Fluoropolymers. Recycling.
The chapters specifically on fluoroelastomers and on fluoropolymers in aqueous suspension, together with a chapter covering less commonly encountered materials (such as fluorinated acrylates and fluorinated polyurethanes) give substantial breadth to the coverage.
—S. Holding, Chromatographia 2010, 71