Polyethylene 2E (eBook)

End-Use Properties and Their Physical Meaning
Copyright: 2020
ISBN: 9781569908327
PDF: 192 pages
$144.99 (US)

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Polyethylene 2E
Kissin, Y.


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. Nature of LLDPE Extractables.


This book provides a necessary bridge between the values ​​of engineering end-use parameters of polyethylene resins and their scientific molecular and structural characteristics. The main goal is to translate such common parameters, such as the melt index of a resin or the dart impact strength of a film sample, into the universal language of polymer science. After this translation is completed, many facets of the resin properties become transparent and easily explainable.

The second edition is brought up to date with coverage of new types of catalysts and polymerization processes, and a new section on PE recycling. The chapter on melt indexes is modified and simplified, that on stress cracking has a significant update, and a new chapter on the nature of LLDPE extractables is added.

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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.