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Modern Styrenic Polymers: Polystyrenes and Styrenic Copolymers (Wiley Series in Polymer Science)

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Styrenic polymers encompass a broad range of types from commodity plastics to engineering polymers. Early polystyrenes - whilst having many favourable attributes such as outstanding clarity, high gloss, ease of processability and low cost - suffered from brittleness and poor chemical resistance. Today there exists a variety of new polymers, copolymers and blends that enable styrenic polymers to be used in ever growing and more demanding applications. Styrenic polymers now find widespread use in areas from packaging materials right through to structural components for domestic and automotive applications.

This book serves as the first comprehensive reference to systematically cover the preparation, properties and applications of this important class of polymers. Major end-use consideration of styrenic polymers such as fracture properties, flammability and photodegradation are covered in detail. This book also describes the latest advances from new polymerization technologies to novel polymer architectures. The book is truly international in its scope, with 31 contributions from leading experts in North America, South America, Europe, Japan and Australia.

With over 15 chapters written by The Dow Chemical Company and some five chapters by BASF, this book provides an authoritative and comprehensive treatment by contemporary experts from the leading companies engaged in the commercial manufacture, research and development of styrenic polymers.

Book News Annotation:

This volume collects current information about polystyrene and reviews the latest technological developments for its production. The 31 contributions characterize the synthesis and properties of polystyrene foams, styrene-acrylonitrile copolymers, syndiotactic polystyrene, styrenic block copolymers, and modified variants of polystryene. Topics include living free radical polymerization of styrene, increasing production rates of high molecular weight polystyrene, rubber particle formation in mass ABS, the fracture behavior of high- impact polystyrene, halogen-based compounds for flame-retardant polystyrene, and the photochemical degradation of styrenic polymers. Most of the contributors work for Dow Chemical or BASF. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This title addresses the latest developments in the field, covering the major advances that have occurred over the past five years in the polymerization and structure of new generation polystyrenes that are broadening its scope of application. It  covers the advent of branched polystyrenes, syndiotactic polystyrene, high-molecular weight general purpose PS, styrenic interpolymers, and clear SBS copolymers Presents voluminous research previously only reported at conferences in one reference Unique coverage of a topic not found in the field

Synopsis:

Der Band stellt die neuesten Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der Polystyrole vor.
- Polystyrole gehören zu den ältesten kommerziell verwerteten Thermoplast-Werkstoffen
- innerhalb der letzten fünf Jahre waren wichtige Fortschritte sowohl bei den Polymerisationsverfahren als auch beim Design neuartiger Polymerstrukturen zu verzeichnen
- in diesem Band wurde Material zusammengestellt, das bisher nur bei Tagungen präsentiert wurde und deshalb in der Literatur schwer aufzufinden ist
- zu den Themen gehören verzweigte Polystyrole, syndiotaktisches Polystyrol, PS mit hoher Molmasse und SBS-Copolymere

Synopsis:

This title addresses the latest developments in the field, covering the major advances that have occurred over the past five years in the polymerization and structure of new generation polystyrenes that are broadening its scope of application.
  • It covers the advent of branched polystyrenes, syndiotactic polystyrene, high-molecular weight general purpose PS, styrenic interpolymers, and clear SBS copolymers
  • Presents voluminous research previously only reported at conferences in one reference
  • Unique coverage of a topic not found in the field

Table of Contents

Contributors.

Series Preface.

Preface.

About the Editors.

I: INTRODUCTION TO STYRENIC POLYMERS.

Historical Overview of Styrenic Polymers (J. Scheirs).

Polystyrene and Styrene Copolymers - An Overview (N. Niessner and H. Gausepohl)

II: PREPARATION OF STYRENIC POLYMERS.

Commercial Processes for the Manufacture of Polystyrene (B. J. Meister and C. J. Cummings)

Approaches to Low Residual Polystyrene (D. B. Priddy).

Process Modelling and Optimization of Styrene Polymerization (J. Gao, K. D. Hungenberg and A. Penlidis).

Living Free Radical Polymerization of Styrene (A. Butté, G. Storti and M. Morbidelli).

Increasing Production Rates of High MW Polystyrene (B. Matthews and D. B. Priddy).

Preparation of Styrene Block Copolymers Using Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization (D. B. Priddy.).

III: MAJOR CLASSES OF STYRENIC POLYMERS.

Particle Foam Based on Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) (R.-D. Klodt and B. Gougeon).

Rigid Polystyrene Foams and Alternative Blowing Agents (K. W. Suh and A. N. Paquet).

Polystyrene Packaging Applications: Foam Sheet and Oriented Sheet (G. C. Welsh).

Preparation, Properties and Applications of High-impact Polystyrene (M. F. Martin, J. P. Viola and J. R. Wuensch).

Key Structural Features Impacting SAN Copolymer Performance (R. P. Dion and R. L. Sammler).

Rubber Particle Formation in Mass ABS (G. Bouquet).

High Heat Resistant ABS Technology (R. Vanspeybroeck, R. P. Dion and J. M. Ceraso).

Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Acrylonitrile-Styrene-Acrylate Polymers (G. E. McKee, A. Kistenmacher, H. Goerrissen and M. Breulmann).

IV: SYNDIOTACTIC POLYSTYRENE.

Synthesis of Syndiotactic Polystyrene (N. Tomotsu, M. Malanga and J. Schellenberg).

Characterization, Properties and Applications of Syndiotactic Polystyrene (K. Yamasaki, N. Tomotsu and M. Malanga).

Rubber Modification of Syndiotactic Polystyrene (G. E. McKee, F. Ramsteiner and W. Heckmann).

Polymeric Blends Based on Syndiotactic Polystyrene (L. Abis, R. Braglia, G. Giannotta and R. Pò).

V: STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMERS.

Styrenic Block Copolymer Elastomers (R. C. Bening, W. H. Korcz and D. L. Handlin, Jr).

Preparation, Properties and Applications of High Styrene Content Styrene-Butadiene Copolymers (D. L. Hartsock and N. E. Stacy).

VI: NOVEL POLYSTYRENES.

Hydrogenated Polystyrene: Preparation and Properties (S. F. Hahn).

Branched Polystyrene (K. Koppi and D. B. Priddy).

'Super Polystyrene' - Styrene-Diphenylethylene Copolymers (G. E. McKee, F. Ramsteiner, W. Heckmann and H. Gausepohl).

Ethylene-Styrene Copolymers (Y. W. Cheung and M. J. Guest).

VII: PROPERTIES OF STYRENIC POLYMERS.

Fracture Behaviour of High-impact Polystyrene and Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (T. Vu-Khanh).

Dynamic Mechanical Behaviour of Atactic Polystyrene, High-impact Polystyrene and Other Styrenic Polymers (S. N. Goyanes and G. H. Rubiolo).

Flame-retardant Polystyrene: Theory and Practice (B. King).

Photochemical Degradation of Styrenic Polymers (B. Mailhot, A. Rivaton and J. L. Gardette).

Analysis and Levels of Styrene Dimers and Trimers in Polystyrene Food Containers (H. Sakamoto).

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471497523
Author:
Cann, Alan J.
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Scheirs, John
Author:
Priddy, Duane
Location:
Chichester, West Sussex, England
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
Polystyrene.
Subject:
Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
Chemistry-Chemical Engineering
Subject:
Polymer Science & Technology General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Wiley Series in Polymer Science
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
792
Dimensions:
236 x 159 x 49 mm 53 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This title addresses the latest developments in the field, covering the major advances that have occurred over the past five years in the polymerization and structure of new generation polystyrenes that are broadening its scope of application. It  covers the advent of branched polystyrenes, syndiotactic polystyrene, high-molecular weight general purpose PS, styrenic interpolymers, and clear SBS copolymers Presents voluminous research previously only reported at conferences in one reference Unique coverage of a topic not found in the field
"Synopsis" by , Der Band stellt die neuesten Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der Polystyrole vor.
- Polystyrole gehören zu den ältesten kommerziell verwerteten Thermoplast-Werkstoffen
- innerhalb der letzten fünf Jahre waren wichtige Fortschritte sowohl bei den Polymerisationsverfahren als auch beim Design neuartiger Polymerstrukturen zu verzeichnen
- in diesem Band wurde Material zusammengestellt, das bisher nur bei Tagungen präsentiert wurde und deshalb in der Literatur schwer aufzufinden ist
- zu den Themen gehören verzweigte Polystyrole, syndiotaktisches Polystyrol, PS mit hoher Molmasse und SBS-Copolymere
"Synopsis" by , This title addresses the latest developments in the field, covering the major advances that have occurred over the past five years in the polymerization and structure of new generation polystyrenes that are broadening its scope of application.
  • It covers the advent of branched polystyrenes, syndiotactic polystyrene, high-molecular weight general purpose PS, styrenic interpolymers, and clear SBS copolymers
  • Presents voluminous research previously only reported at conferences in one reference
  • Unique coverage of a topic not found in the field
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