Opportunities for Fluoropolymers

Opportunities for Fluoropolymers
Author: Bruno Ameduri,Sergey Fomin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 0128219661
ISBN 13: 9780128219669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opportunities for Fluoropolymers Book Review:

Fluoropolymers are very unique materials. Since the middle of the twentieth century fluoropolymers have been used in applications where a wide temperature range, a high resistance to aggressive media, excellent tribological characteristics, and specific low adhesion are required. Today, researchers turn to fluoropolymers to solve new challenges and to develop materials with previously unattainable properties. Opportunities for Fluoropolymers: Synthesis, Characterization, Processing, Simulation and Recycling covers recent developments in fluoropolymers, including synthesis of new copolymers, strategies for radical polymerization of fluoromonomers (conventional or controlled; RDRP), and the modification of fluoropolymers to achieve desired material characteristics. This volume in the Progress in Fluorine Science series is ideal for researchers and engineers who want to learn about the synthetic strategies, properties, and recycling of these special polymers, as well as industrial manufacturers who are interested in achieving new product characteristics in their respective industries. Written by a global team of fluoropolymer experts Includes conventional techniques of radical polymerization and more modern controlled polymerization techniques Covers nanocomposites, which are of interest to researchers and industrial manufacturers of fluoropolymers

Opportunities for Fluoropolymers

Opportunities for Fluoropolymers
Author: Bruno Ameduri,Sergey Fomin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN 10: 0128219580
ISBN 13: 9780128219584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opportunities for Fluoropolymers Book Review:

Fluoropolymers are very unique materials. Since the middle of the twentieth century fluoropolymers have been used in applications where a wide temperature range, a high resistance to aggressive media, excellent tribological characteristics, and specific low adhesion are required. Today, researchers turn to fluoropolymers to solve new challenges and to develop materials with previously unattainable properties. Opportunities for Fluoropolymers: Synthesis, Characterization, Processing, Simulation and Recycling covers recent developments in fluoropolymers, including synthesis of new copolymers, strategies for radical polymerization of fluoromonomers (conventional or controlled; RDRP), and the modification of fluoropolymers to achieve desired material characteristics. This volume in the Progress in Fluorine Science series is ideal for researchers and engineers who want to learn about the synthetic strategies, properties, and recycling of these special polymers, as well as industrial manufacturers who are interested in achieving new product characteristics in their respective industries. Written by a global team of fluoropolymer experts Includes conventional techniques of radical polymerization and more modern controlled polymerization techniques Covers nanocomposites, which are of interest to researchers and industrial manufacturers of fluoropolymers

Handbook of Fluoropolymer Science and Technology

Handbook of Fluoropolymer Science and Technology
Author: Dennis W. Smith,Scott T. Iacono,Suresh S. Iyer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN 10: 1118850084
ISBN 13: 9781118850084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Fluoropolymer Science and Technology Book Review:

Fluoropolymers continue to enable new materials and technologies as a result of their remarkable properties. This book reviews fluoropolymer platforms of established commercial interest, as well as recently discovered methods for the preparation and processing of new fluorinated materials. It covers the research and development of fluoropolymer synthesis, characterization, and processing. Emphasis is placed on emerging technologies in optics, space exploration, fuel cells, microelectronics, gas separation membranes, biomedical instrumentation, and much more. In addition, the book covers the current environmental concerns associated with fluoropolymers, as well as relevant regulations and potential growth opportunities. Concepts, studies, and new discoveries are taken from leading international laboratories, including academia, government, and industrial institutions.

Fascinating Fluoropolymers and Their Applications

Fascinating Fluoropolymers and Their Applications
Author: Bruno Ameduri,Sergey Fomin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 0128218738
ISBN 13: 9780128218730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fascinating Fluoropolymers and Their Applications Book Review:

Fluoropolymers are unique materials. Since the middle of the twentieth century fluropolymers have been used in applications where a wide temperature range, a high resistance to aggressive media, excellent tribological characteristics, and specific low adhesion are required. Today, researchers turn to fluoropolymers to solve new challenges and to develop materials with previously unattainable properties. Fascinating Fluoropolymers and Their Applications covers recent developments of fluoropolymer applications in energy, optical fibers, blood substitutes, textile coatings, membranes and other areas, written by experts in these fields. This volume in the Progress in Fluorine Science series is ideal for researchers and engineers who want to learn about the technology and applications of these special polymers, as well as industrial manufacturers who are interested in achieving new product characteristics in their respective industries. Written by a global team of fluoropolymer experts Includes use of fluoropolymer membranes for various applications in fuel cells, for gases separation, and more Covers fluoropolymer materials with shape memory, in cardiopulmonary bypass systems, in the production of textile materials, and in other areas

Engineering Polymers

Engineering Polymers
Author: Peter R. Savage
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2000-03-10
ISBN 10: 9780471386834
ISBN 13: 0471386839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Polymers Book Review:

This 244-page report is based on first-hand contact with researchers, engineers, corporate managers, and strategic planners within engineering polymer companies and organizations, and gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the technology—from the latest research on these versatile materials to their potential applications and markets. Full contact information is provided for licensing, partnering, and development opportunities. Due to their unique properties of strength, moldability, heat stability, and resistance to chemical attack, advanced engineering polymers continue to enjoy high demand and double-digit growth rates. Readers of this Report will learn about many potentially lucrative opportunities to tap into this growing market.

Well Architectured Fluoropolymers Synthesis Properties and Applications

Well Architectured Fluoropolymers  Synthesis  Properties and Applications
Author: Bruno Ameduri,Bernard Boutevin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2004-07-07
ISBN 10: 9780080474823
ISBN 13: 0080474829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Well Architectured Fluoropolymers Synthesis Properties and Applications Book Review:

Because of the increasing need for ever better performing materials endowed with specific properties, macromolecular engineering has become a useful tool for designing well-architectured polymers (telomers, telechelics, stars, dendrimers, alternating, block- and graftcopolymers). These polymers are nowadays seeing an enormous growth. Among them, fluoropolymers are seen as high value added materials in many applications ranging from surfactants, optical fibers, biomaterials, coatings, to membranes for fuel cells. Indeed, the relationship between structure of the monomer to the properties of the polymers is of increasing interest so that these properties are tuned for the most appropriate applications. As most fluoropolymers are prepared from radical synthesis, this book devotes various parts on the use of the controlled radical (or pseudo-living) polymerisation of fluoromonomers leading to discoveries of thermoplastic elastomers or original surfactants for polymerisation in supercritical CO2. Well-Architectured Fluoropolymers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications is composed of five chapters starting with a general introduction outlining basic concepts. Emphasis is placed on recent developments, and each chapter describes comprehensive techniques of synthesis of well-defined fluorotelomers or polymers, their properties, characterisations, and their applications, for immediate use by today’s engineers, industrial and academic scientists, and researchers. The book has been arranged to enable self-managed reading and learning. It is both a source of data and a reference. On the synthesis, properties and applications of fluoropolymers: remarkable, high value added materials applied in surfactants, optical fibres, biomaterials, coatings and membranes for fuel cells For immediate use by today's engineers, industrial and academic scientists, and researchers Written to enable self-managed reading and learning, being both a source of data and a reference

Introduction to Fluoropolymers

Introduction to Fluoropolymers
Author: Sina Ebnesajjad
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN 10: 0128192992
ISBN 13: 9780128192993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Fluoropolymers Book Review:

Introduction to Fluoropolymers, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the history, principles, properties, processing and applications of fluoropolymers, supporting their development and utilization in high-performance applications, components, and products. This second edition has been updated and expanded to include new in-depth chapters on manufacturing and applications of PTFE and melt processible fluoropolymers. The book begins by demonstrating the role of fluoropolymers in everyday life, before introducing the history and basic principles of fluoropolymers. This is followed by detailed coverage of the main fluoropolymer types. Properties and applications are illustrated by real-world examples as diverse as waterproof clothing, vascular grafts and coatings for aircraft interiors. The different applications of fluoropolymers show the benefits of a group of materials that are highly water-repellant and flame-retardant, with unrivalled lubrication properties and a high level of biocompatibility. Health and safety and environmental aspects are also covered throughout the book, with a final chapter examining safety, disposal, and recycling in detail. This book is an essential resource for anyone looking to understand or use fluoropolymer materials in their products. This includes engineers, product designers, manufacturers, scientists, researchers, and other professionals, across industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical devices, food and beverages, high performance apparel, oil and gas, renewable energy, solar photovoltaics, electronics and semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, and chemical processing. This is also a valuable introductory guide for academic researchers and advanced students in plastics engineering, polymer science, and materials science. Introduces and demystifies fluoropolymers for a wide audience of engineers, designers, professionals, and researchers, across industries and disciplines Covers a broad range of materials, including polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyvinyl fluoride (PVF), vinylidene fluoride polymers, fluoroelastomers, and more Focuses on properties, processing methods and advanced industrial applications of fluoropolymers

Fluoroplastics Volume 2

Fluoroplastics  Volume 2
Author: Sina Ebnesajjad
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 766
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN 10: 1455731986
ISBN 13: 9781455731985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fluoroplastics Volume 2 Book Review:

Fluoroplastics, Volume 2: Melt Processible Fluoropolymers - The Definitive User's Guide and Data Book compiles the working knowledge of the polymer chemistry and physics of melt processible fluoropolymers with detailed descriptions of commercial processing methods, material properties, fabrication and handling information, technologies, and applications, also including history, market statistics, and safety and recycling aspects. Both volumes of Fluoroplastics contain a large amount of specific property data useful for users to readily compare different materials and align material structure with end use applications. Volume Two concentrates on melt-processible fluoropolymers used across a broad range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronic, food, beverage, oil/gas, and medical devices. This new edition is a thoroughly updated and significantly expanded revision covering new technologies and applications, and addressing the changes that have taken place in the fluoropolymer markets. Exceptionally broad and comprehensive coverage of melt processible fluoropolymers processing and applications Provides a practical approach, written by long-standing authorities in the fluoropolymers industry Thoroughly updated and significantly expanded revision covering new technologies and applications, and addressing the changes that have taken place in the fluoropolymer markets

The Curious World of Fluorinated Molecules

The Curious World of Fluorinated Molecules
Author: Konrad Seppelt
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN 10: 0128198753
ISBN 13: 9780128198759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curious World of Fluorinated Molecules Book Review:

The Curious World of Fluorinated Molecules: Molecules Containing Fluorine is the sixth volume in the Progress in Fluorine Science series and is edited by the world-renowned scientist Konrad Seppelt. Dr. Seppelt brings together a team of global experts to uncover the multifaceted nature of the most electronegative element in the Periodic Table. The book explores the fascinating world of unpredictable, fluorine-containing molecules through their discoveries, path to recognition, current state of the art, and impact on the broader fields of fluorinated materials development. This volume will inspire and energize researchers, future scientists, and educators working in fluorine chemistry. Highlights the current state of fundamental research of fluorinated molecules that either helped to rewrite the fundamental rules of chemistry or impacted modern material technologies Features contributions from a global team of leading experts in the field Provides a unique combination of the historical and current examples that explain the unique role that fluorine can play in advancing our understanding of the scientific method at large

Polymers for Electricity and Electronics

Polymers for Electricity and Electronics
Author: Jiri George Drobny
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN 10: 0470455535
ISBN 13: 9780470455531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers for Electricity and Electronics Book Review:

"This book introduces readers to the fundamentals, basic principles, properties, and applications of electrical polymers. It provides the principles in an extended and accessible way, as well as including examples of state-of-the-art scientific issues. The book evaluates emerging technologies such as light emitting diodes, soft electronics, and conductive fibers used for smart clothing or electromagnetic shields, and explains the advantages of conductive polymers as well as their processibility and commercial use. The coverage includes problems for study with solutions within chapters on chemical and physical properties and basic concepts"--

CVD Polymers

CVD Polymers
Author: Karen K. Gleason
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 352769028X
ISBN 13: 9783527690282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CVD Polymers Book Review:

The method of CVD (chemical vapor deposition) is a versatile technique to fabricate high-quality thin films and structured surfaces in the nanometer regime from the vapor phase. Already widely used for the deposition of inorganic materials in the semiconductor industry, CVD has become the method of choice in many applications to process polymers as well. This highly scalable technique allows for synthesizing high-purity, defect-free films and for systematically tuning their chemical, mechanical and physical properties. In addition, vapor phase processing is critical for the deposition of insoluble materials including fluoropolymers, electrically conductive polymers, and highly crosslinked organic networks. Furthermore, CVD enables the coating of substrates which would otherwise dissolve or swell upon exposure to solvents. The scope of the book encompasses CVD polymerization processes which directly translate the chemical mechanisms of traditional polymer synthesis and organic synthesis in homogeneous liquids into heterogeneous processes for the modification of solid surfaces. The book is structured into four parts, complemented by an introductory overview of the diverse process strategies for CVD of polymeric materials. The first part on the fundamentals of CVD polymers is followed by a detailed coverage of the materials chemistry of CVD polymers, including the main synthesis mechanisms and the resultant classes of materials. The third part focuses on the applications of these materials such as membrane modification and device fabrication. The final part discusses the potential for scale-up and commercialization of CVD polymers.

Fluoropolymers 1

Fluoropolymers 1
Author: Gareth G. Hougham,Patrick E. Cassidy,Ken Johns,Theodore Davidson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2006-04-11
ISBN 10: 0306469189
ISBN 13: 9780306469183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fluoropolymers 1 Book Review:

The fluorine atom, by virtue of its electronegativity, size, and bond strength with carbon, can be used to create compounds with remarkable properties. Small molecules containing fluorine have many positive impacts on everyday life of which blood substitutes, pharmaceuticals, and surface modifiers are only a few examples. Fluoropolymers, too, while traditionally associated with extreme hi- performance applications have found their way into our homes, our clothing, and even our language. A recent American president was often likened to the tribology of PTFE. Since the serendipitous discovery of Teflon at the Dupont Jackson Laboratory in 1938, fluoropolymers have grown steadily in technological and marketplace importance. New synthetic fluorine chemistry, new processes, and new apprec- tion of the mechanisms by which fluorine imparts exceptional properties all contribute to accelerating growth in fluoropolymers. There are many stories of harrowing close calls in the fluorine chemistry lab, especially from the early years, and synthetic challenges at times remain daunting. But, fortunately, modern techniques and facilities have enabled significant strides toward taming both the hazards and synthetic uncertainties. In contrast to past environmental problems associated with fluorocarbon refrigerants, the exceptional properties of fluorine in polymers have great environmental value. Some fluoropolymers are enabling green technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells for automobiles and oxygen-selective membranes for cleaner diesel combustion.

Sintering Techniques of Materials

Sintering Techniques of Materials
Author: Arunachalam Lakshmanan
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 9535120336
ISBN 13: 9789535120339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sintering Techniques of Materials Book Review:

The book covers new sintering techniques on ceramic materials, metals and composites as well as reprocessed PTFE. The book covers theoretical as well as experimental aspects on Spark Plasma Sintered (SPS) Porous copper, development of cutting blades with high hardness and resistance to cracking and wear, increased microhardness of austenitic steel ? TiB2 composites obtained with high pressure - high temperature sintering, Al2O3 porous body with cotton as the template and excellent thermal insulation with direct application for refractories as well as Metal matrix composites added nanostructured tantalum carbide and an overview of different sintering techniques used in powder metallurgy. Finally recycling of PTFE scrap materials using ram extrusion and compression molding is described.

Polymers for PEM Fuel Cells

Polymers for PEM Fuel Cells
Author: Hongting Pu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 1118869281
ISBN 13: 9781118869284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers for PEM Fuel Cells Book Review:

Including chemical, synthetic, and cross-disciplinary approaches; this book includes the necessary techniques and technologies to help readers better understand polymers for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. The methods in the book are essential to researchers and scientists in the field and will lead to further development in polymer and fuel cell technologies. • Provides complete, essential, and comprehensive overview of polymer applications for PEM fuel cells • Emphasizes state-of-the-art developments and methods, like PEMs for novel fuel cells and polymers for fuel cell catalysts • Includes detailed chapters on major topics, like PEM for direct liquid fuel cells and fluoropolymers and non-fluorinated polymers for PEM • Has relevance to a range of industries – like polymer engineering, materials, and green technology – involved with fuel cell technologies and R&D

Fluoropolymers 2

Fluoropolymers 2
Author: Gareth G. Hougham,Patrick E. Cassidy,Ken Johns,Theodore Davidson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2006-04-11
ISBN 10: 0306469197
ISBN 13: 9780306469190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fluoropolymers 2 Book Review:

The fluorine atom, by virtue of its electronegativity, size, and bond strength with carbon, can be used to create compounds with remarkable properties. Small molecules containing fluorine have many positive impacts on everyday life of which blood substitutes, pharmaceuticals, and surface modifiers are only a few examples. Fluoropolymers, too, while traditionally associated with extreme high performance applications have found their way into our homes, our clothing, and even our language. A recent American president was often likened to the tribology of PTFE. Since the serendipitous discovery of Teflon at the DuPont Jackson Laboratory in 1938, fluoropolymers have grown steadily in technological and marketplace importance. New synthetic fluorine chemistry, new processes, and new apprecia tion of the mechanisms by which fluorine imparts exceptional properties all contribute to accelerating growth in fluoropolymers. There are many stories of harrowing close calls in the fluorine chemistry lab, especially from the early years, and synthetic challenges at times remain daunting. But, fortunately, modem techniques and facilities have enabled significant strides toward taming both the hazards and synthetic uncertainties, In contrast to past environmental problems associated with fluorocarbon refrigerants, the exceptional properties of fluorine in polymers have great environmental value. Some fluoropolymers are enabling green technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells for automobiles and oxygen selective membranes for cleaner diesel combustion.

Polymer Science and Engineering

Polymer Science and Engineering
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Committee on Polymer Science and Engineering
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 0309049989
ISBN 13: 9780309049986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Science and Engineering Book Review:

Polymers are used in everything from nylon stockings to commercial aircraft to artificial heart valves, and they have a key role in addressing international competitiveness and other national issues. Polymer Science and Engineering explores the universe of polymers, describing their properties and wide-ranging potential, and presents the state of the science, with a hard look at downward trends in research support. Leading experts offer findings, recommendations, and research directions. Lively vignettes provide snapshots of polymers in everyday applications. The volume includes an overview of the use of polymers in such fields as medicine and biotechnology, information and communication, housing and construction, energy and transportation, national defense, and environmental protection. The committee looks at the various classes of polymers--plastics, fibers, composites, and other materials, as well as polymers used as membranes and coatings--and how their composition and specific methods of processing result in unparalleled usefulness. The reader can also learn the science behind the technology, including efforts to model polymer synthesis after nature's methods, and breakthroughs in characterizing polymer properties needed for twenty-first-century applications. This informative volume will be important to chemists, engineers, materials scientists, researchers, industrialists, and policymakers interested in the role of polymers, as well as to science and engineering educators and students.

Polymer Green Flame Retardants

Polymer Green Flame Retardants
Author: Constantine D. Papaspyrides,Pantelis Kiliaris
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 942
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN 10: 0444538097
ISBN 13: 9780444538093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Green Flame Retardants Book Review:

Polymer Green Flame Retardants covers key issues regarding the response of polymers during fire, the mechanisms of their flame retardation, the regulations imposed on their use, and the health hazards arising from their combustion. Presenting the latest research developments, the book focuses in particular on nanocomposites, believed to be the most promising approach for producing physically superior materials with low flammability and ecological impact. The fire properties of nanocomposites of various matrixes and fillers are discussed, the toxicological characteristics of these materials are analyzed, addressing also their environmental sustainability. Edited by distinguished scientists, including an array of international industry and academia experts, this book will appeal to chemical, mechanical, environmental, material and process engineers, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines, and generally to researchers developing commercially attractive and environmentally friendly fire-proof products. Provides recent findings on the manufacture of environmentally sustainable flame retardant polymeric materials Covers legislation and regulations concerning flame retarded polymeric material use Includes tables containing the fire properties of the most common polymeric materials

Modern Synthesis Processes and Reactivity of Fluorinated Compounds

Modern Synthesis Processes and Reactivity of Fluorinated Compounds
Author: Henri Groult,Frederic Leroux,Alain Tressaud
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2016-11-04
ISBN 10: 0128037903
ISBN 13: 9780128037904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Synthesis Processes and Reactivity of Fluorinated Compounds Book Review:

Modern Synthesis Processes and Reactivity of Fluorinated Compounds focuses on the exceptional character of fluorine and fluorinated compounds. This comprehensive work explores examples taken from all classes of fluorine chemistry and illustrates the extreme reactivity of fluorinating media and the peculiar synthesis routes to fluorinated materials. The book provides advanced and updated information on the latest synthesis routes to fluorocompounds and the involved reaction mechanisms. Special attention is given to the unique reactivity of fluorine and fluorinated media, along with the correlation of those properties to valuable applications of fluorinated compounds. Contains quality content edited, and contributed, by leading scholars in the field Presents applied guidance on the preparation of original fluorinated compounds, potentially transferable from the lab scale to industrial applications Provides practical synthesis information for a wide audience interested in fluorine compounds in many branches of chemistry, materials science, and physics

River Conservation Challenges and Opportunities

River Conservation  Challenges and Opportunities
Author: Arturo Elosegi,Sergi Sabater
Publsiher: Fundacion BBVA
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 8492937475
ISBN 13: 9788492937479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Polymers Opportunities and Risks I

Polymers   Opportunities and Risks I
Author: Peter Eyerer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-08-06
ISBN 10: 3540884173
ISBN 13: 9783540884170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers Opportunities and Risks I Book Review:

Since their first industrial use polymers have gained a tremendous success. The two volumes of "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks" elaborate on both their potentials and on the impact on the environment arising from their production and applications. Volume 11 "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks I: General and Environmental Aspects" is dedicated to the basics of the engineering of polymers – always with a view to possible environmental implications. Topics include: materials, processing, designing, surfaces, the utilization phase, recycling, and depositing. Volume 12 "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks II: Sustainability, Product Design and Processing" highlights raw materials and renewable polymers, sustainability, additives for manufacture and processing, melt modification, biodegradation, adhesive technologies, and solar applications. All contributions were written by leading experts with substantial practical experience in their fields. They are an invaluable source of information not only for scientists, but also for environmental managers and decision makers.