End-Use Properties and Their Physical Meaning
Copyright: 2012
ISBN: 9781569905203
Hardcover: 140 pages/67 figures/35 tables
$99.99 (US)


Educational Minimum:  Manufacture, Structure, and Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene. Resins. Melt Index and Melt Flow Ratio of Polyethylene Resin. Melting Point of Polyethylene Resin. Crystallinity Degree and Density of Polyethylene Resins. End-Use Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene Film. End-Use Testing of High Molecular Weight HDPE and MDPE Resins.


This book bridges the meaning of engineering end-use parameters of polyethylene resins (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, VLDPE) and their molecular characteristics. The goal is to translate common end-use characteristics of the resins or properties of standard items manufactured from resins into the universal language of the polymer science, average molecular weight and molecular weight distribution of a polymer, and composition and a statistical description of a copolymer.

Author Info:

Kissin, Y.

Yury Kissin received his degree in Polymer Chemistry in 1965 at Institute of Chemical Physics in Moscow investigating α-olefin polymerization reactions with heterogeneous Ziegler-Natta catalysts. From 1960 until 1977 he worked in Institute of Chemical Physics studying kinetics of polymerization reactions of ethylene, propylene and higher α-olefins and the structure of polyolefins and catalysts by IR. He immigrated to USA in 1979 and worked as Research Associate at Gulf Research and Development Company, Edison Research Center of Mobil Chemical Company, and Engelhard/BASF Research Center. His main research subjects were synthesis of Ziegler-Natta catalysts, kinetics of polymerization and oligomerization reactions, and spectroscopic studies of polymerization catalysts. Since 2000 he is a visiting scientist at Department of Chemistry of Rutgers University, NJ, where he studies kinetics of olefin polymerization reactions with Ziegler-Natta and late-period transition metal catalysts. He is the author of four books (Isospecific Polymerization of Olefins, Springer, 1985; Polymers and Copolymers of Higher α-Olefins, Hanser, 1997; Alkene Polymerization Reactions with Transition Metal Catalysts, Elsevier, 2008; Polyethylene:  End-Use Properties and their Physical Meaning, Hanser, 2012), 20 articles in chemical and polymer encyclopedias, 200+ scientific articles, and over 60 patents in the fields of synthesis of Ziegler-Natta and metallocene catalysts.