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
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1: INTRODUCTION 2: FILLERS
ORIGIN, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, PROPERTIES, AND MORPHOLOGY 3: FILLERS TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE, AND PROCESSING 4: QUALITY CONTROL OF FILLERS 5: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF FILLERS AND FILLED MATERIALS 6: CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF FILLERS & FILLED MATERIALS 7: ORGANIZATION OF INTERFACE AND MATRIX CONTAINING FILLERS 8: THE EFFECT OF FILLERS ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FILLED MATERIALS 9: THE EFFECT OF FILLERS ON RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF FILLED MATERIALS 10: MORPHOLOGY OF FILLED SYSTEMS 11: EFFECT OF FILLERS ON EXPOSURE TO DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS 12: FLAMMABILITY OF FILLED MATERIALS 13: INFLUENCE OF FILLERS ON PERFORMANCE OF OTHER ADDITIVES AND VICE VERSA 14: TESTING METHODS IN FILLED SYSTEMS 15: FILLERS IN COMMERCIAL POLYMERS 16: FILLERS IN MATERIALS COMBINATIONS 17: FORMULATION WITH FILLERS 18: FILLERS IN DIFFERENT PROCESSING METHODS 19: FILLERS IN DIFFERENT PRODUCTS 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.