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Handbook of Fillers. Edition No. 5

  • Book

  • February 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5180591

Handbook of Fillers, Fifth 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. Designed to be a comprehensive reference for both experienced practitioners and those new to the field, it covers available fillers and their properties, their effect on filled materials, their rheology and flammability, recycling considerations, and their use in practical applications.

The book offers a direct comparison of general-purpose fillers (micron-size fillers) and nanofillers. The first section covers the grades of fillers available in the world market, dividing them into eight groups and analyzing their properties, applications, and sources. The second section discusses the effects of filler incorporation with ten chapters covering the mechanical properties of compounded materials, the effect of the filler on the material rheology, the morphology of the filled system, the material durability, flammability and recycling, the structure of interphase, chemical interphase, chemical interactions, interaction with and effect on other additive, fillers use in material compounds, and the analytical methods of testing fillers and filled materials. The final section is devoted to the application of fillers on an industrial scale. Filler transportation, storage, processing, and equipment used for these purposes are discussed, as are quality control of fillers, formulation with fillers, different processing methods, and health and safety issues.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Souces of fillers, their 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 and 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. Filler 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 ChemTec Publishing, Ontario, Canada. 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.