Permeability Properties of Plastics and Elastomers, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive collection of graphical multipoint and tabular data covering the permeation of liquids, vapors, and gases through plastic or polymeric materials, such as films, membranes, and containers.
This updated edition includes an entirely new chapter on sustainable and biodegradable polymers and an extensive introductory section covering fatigue, what it is, how it is measured, and the fundamentals of permeation and permeability properties. Foundational information is also provided on the production of films, containers, membranes, and the markets and applications for these materials.
- Presents an essential reference tool: part of the daily workflow of engineers and scientists involved in the plastics industry and product design with plastics
- Helps practitioners gain knowledge of exact permeation rates for liquids, vapors or gases through a range of polymeric materials
- Enables engineers to improve performance of their products where permeability properties are important, from where packages need to be near-hermetically sealed, to where a selectively permeable barrier is required
2. Introduction to Plastics and Polymers
3. Production of films, containers and membranes
4. Markets and Applications for films, containers and membranes
5. Styrenic Plastics
6. Polyesters Plastics
7. Polyimides Plastics
8. Polyamides (Nylons) Plastics
9. Polyolefins, Polyvinyls and Acrylics Plastics
10. Elastomers and Rubbers
11. Fluoropolymers Plastics
12. High Temperature Polymers Plastics
13. Renewable/sustainable Plastics
1. Permeation Unit Conversion Factors
2. Vapor Transmission rate Conversion factors
3. Standard Fuel
4. Permeability of Gloves
Larry McKeen has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and worked for DuPont Fluoroproducts from 1978-2014. As a Senior Research Associate Chemist he was responsible for new product development including application technology and product optimization for particular end-uses, and product testing. He retired from DuPont at the end of 2014 and is currently a consultant.