This book presents the state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication and application methods of high performance industrial polymers, pertaining specifically to recent developments from the chemistry and engineering perspective. All introductory, monomer, polymerization and fabrication techniques are reviewed, and basic information is provided to help demystify the more advanced material. Chapters are arranged according to chemical constitution of the individual classes, starting with main chain carbon-carbon polymers and leading to ether-containing, sulphur-containing, and so on. Special additives, suppliers and commercial grades, safety, environmental impact and recycling are also explained. Commercially available polymers are listed throughout the book.
* Presents the state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication and application methods of high performance industrial polymers
* Provides fundamental information for practical engineers working in industries that develop advanced applications (electronic industry, medical instruments, etc)
* Discusses environmental impact and recycling of particular polymers
* Includes recent journal and patent literature of specific interest to specialists
High Performance Polymers