Handbook of Fillers, Fourth Edition, discusses the rapidly advancing field of fillers, the substances added to plastics and composites that add value by improving and modifying the properties of materials and reducing costs. This new edition is an essential reference for engineers and scientists using fillers in a range of materials, including plastics, rubber, adhesives, and paper.
The book is designed to be a comprehensive reference for both experienced practitioners and those new to fields where fillers are used. It covers available fillers and their properties, their effect on filled materials, such as mechanical properties, rheology, morphology, flammability, and recycling, and their use in practical applications.
In particular, this new edition provides extensive coverage of nanofillers, along with the practical information needed to deploy these new technologies in the real world. The book includes the latest advances in filler technology, with consolidated technical information from over 4,000 research papers, data from over 160 filler and equipment manufacturers, and a thorough review of the patent literature.
- Provides up-to-date, applicable information on the use of fillers in plastics, rubber, adhesives, and paper
- Presents comprehensive coverage on the effect of fillers on materials, including their mechanical properties, their effects on material rheology, the morphology of the filled system, material durability, and more
- Includes essential guidance on the industrial scale use of fillers and their transportation, storage, processing, equipment, quality control, and health and safety considerations
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2: FILLERS
ORIGIN, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, PROPERTIES, AND MORPHOLOGY
Chapter 3: FILLERS TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE, AND PROCESSING
Chapter 4: QUALITY CONTROL OF FILLERS
Chapter 5: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF FILLERS AND FILLED MATERIALS
Chapter 6: CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF FILLERS & FILLED MATERIALS
Chapter 7: ORGANIZATION OF INTERFACE AND MATRIX CONTAINING FILLERS
Chapter 8: THE EFFECT OF FILLERS ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FILLED MATERIALS
Chapter 9: THE EFFECT OF FILLERS ON RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF FILLED MATERIALS
Chapter 10: MORPHOLOGY OF FILLED SYSTEMS
Chapter 11: EFFECT OF FILLERS ON EXPOSURE TO DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS
Chapter 12: FLAMMABILITY OF FILLED MATERIALS
Chapter 13: INFLUENCE OF FILLERS ON PERFORMANCE OF OTHER ADDITIVES AND VICE VERSA
Chapter 14: TESTING METHODS IN FILLED SYSTEMS
Chapter 15: FILLERS IN COMMERCIAL POLYMERS
Chapter 16: FILLERS IN MATERIALS COMBINATIONS
Chapter 17: FORMULATION WITH FILLERS
Chapter 18: FILLERS IN DIFFERENT PROCESSING METHODS
Chapter 19: FILLERS IN DIFFERENT PRODUCTS
Chapter 20: HAZARDS IN FILLER USE
George Wypych has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research and development. He has published 18 books, 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability and the development of sealants and coatings.