Functional Fillers for Plastics

Functional Fillers for Plastics

Editor(s): Marino Xanthos

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

Print ISBN: 9783527310548

Online ISBN: 9783527605095

DOI: 10.1002/3527605096

About this Book

A comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the major mineral and organic fillers for plastics, their production, structure and properties, as well as their applications in terms of primary and secondary functions. Edited and co-authored by Professor Marino Xanthos with contributions by international experts from industry and academia, the book presents methods of mixing/incorporation technologies, surface treatments and modifications for enhanced functionality, an analysis of parameters affecting filler performance and a presentation of current and emerging applications. Additionally, the novel classification according to modification of specific polymer properties rather than filler chemical composition will provide a better understanding of the relationships between processing, structure and properties of products containing functional fillers and the identification of new markets and applications.

For engineers, scientists and technologists involved in the industrially important sector of polymer composites.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Polymers and Fillers

  2. Part II: Surface Modifiers and Coupling Agents

  3. Part III: Fillers and Their Functions

    1. Chapter 7

      Glass Fibers (pages 129–147)

      Subir K. Dey and Prof. Dr. Marino Xanthos

    2. Chapter 11

      Natural Fibers (pages 195–206)

      Craig M. Clemons and Daniel F. Caulfield

    3. Chapter 15

      Wood Flour (pages 249–270)

      Craig M. Clemons and Daniel F. Caulfield

    4. Chapter 22

      Bioactive Fillers (pages 387–399)

      Georgia Chouzouri and Prof. Dr. Marino Xanthos

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