Handbook of Curatives and Crosslinkers presents the mechanisms of action of these additives, methods of their use, their effects on properties of transformed products, and their applications. Chapters cover the common use of curatives in many industrial products manufactured in large scale, such as adhesives, sealants, coatings, inks, explosives, propellants and foams, and in emerging products, such as optoelectronics, shape-memory applications, light-emitting diodes, and more. In addition, crosslinkers used in typical industrial processing methods, such as solar cells, vulcanization, adhesives, foams and roofing are covered. Each section presents the effect of the additive, including an evaluation of its chemical and physical properties.
- Covers the use of curatives in emerging products, such as optoelectronics, shape-memory applications, light-emitting diodes, liquid crystal displays, self-healing materials, etc.
- Presents emerging applications, such as drug release, artificial muscles in microdevices, autonomous shape-memory actuators, hygienic textiles, membranes, scaffolds, recycling, sensors, tissue adhesives, wound dressing, and many more
1 Curatives 1.1 Chemical composition and properties 1.2 Polymers and their curatives (chemical mechanism action) 1.3 Curing method 1.4 Effect of curatives on properties of cured polymers 1.5 Effect of other additives on curing behavior 1.6 Product applications 2 Crosslinkers 2.1 Chemical composition and properties 2.2 Polymers and their crosslinkers (chemical mechanism of action) 2.3 Crosslinking conditions and parameters 2.4 Effect of crosslinkers on properties of crosslinked polymers 2.5 Product applications
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.