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Solid Phase Processing of Polymers

Copyright: 2000
ISBN: 9781569903070
Hardcover: 408 pages
$124.99 (US)
Was $249.99


Deformation Mechanisms and Morphology of Crystalline Polymers. Characterization of Orientation. Solid State Processing of Fibers. High Modulus Fibers. Development of Molecular Orientation During Biaxial Film Tentering of PET. Rolling and Roll-Drawing of Semi-Crystalline Thermoplastics. Planar Deformation of Thermoplastics. Solid State Extrusion and Die Drawing. Mathematical Modeling.


This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of the solid phase processing of polymers with particular emphasis on the production of oriented polymers in the form of fibers, films, and solid sections, including rods, sheets, and tubes. It explains how such oriented materials can be produced by a wide range of techniques, including tensile drawing, die drawing, ram extrusion, and hydrostatic extrusion. It also discusses how the development of molecular orientation and structural changes lead to improvements in properties, especially in mechanical properties. This book forms a useful bridge between polymer engineering and polymer physics. It serves as a valuable aide to the experienced polymer scientists/technologists and a useful introduction to those entering a very challenging and exciting area.

Author Info:

Ward, I.
Coates, P.
Dumoulin, M.