Thermal Degradation of Polymeric Materials (Paperback)

Thermal Degradation of Polymeric Materials By Krzysztof Pielichowski, James Njuguna, Tomasz M. Majka Cover Image
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Thermal Degradation of Polymeric Materials, Second Edition offers a wealth of information for polymer researchers and processors who require a thorough understanding of the implications of thermal degradation on materials and product performance. Sections cover thermal degradation mechanisms and kinetics, as well as various techniques, such as thermogravimetry in combination with mass spectroscopy and infrared spectrometry to investigate thermal decomposition routes. Other chapters focus on polymers and copolymers, including polyolefins, styrene polymers, polyvinyl chloride, polyamides, polyurethanes, polyesters, polyacrylates, natural polymers, inorganic polymers, high temperature-resistant and conducting polymers, blends, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, nanocomposites, and biocomposites.

Finally, other key considerations such as recycling of polymers by thermal degradation, thermal degradation during processing, and modelling, are discussed in detail.

  • Explains mechanisms of polymer degradation, making it possible to understand and predict material behavior at elevated temperatures
  • Offers systematic coverage of each polymer group that is supported by data detailed explanations and critical analysis
  • Investigates thermal decomposition routes in new materials, such as organic-inorganic hybrid materials and polymer nanocomposites
Product Details
ISBN: 9780128230237
ISBN-10: 0128230231
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication Date: November 15th, 2022
Pages: 378
Language: English