Studied chemistry at the University of Mainz, FRG, and at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA, receiving his Ph.D. in 1985 from Mainz in the area of physical polymer chemistry while working in ihe group of Professor B. Wolf. He then joined Hoechst initially working on polyaramids in the Plastics and Waxes Division. From 1988–1990 he held a management staff position before taking responsibility for the functional polymer and polymer characterization and analysis areas within the Corporate Polymer Research Department.
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1992 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 4, Issue 3, pages 143–152, March 1992
How to Cite
Herold, F. and Schneller, A. (1992), High-Performance Polymers. Adv. Mater., 4: 143–152. doi: 10.1002/adma.19920040304
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Received: 4 NOV 1991
The various applications of high-performance polymers, for example in hollow-fiber membranes (see figure) or as gears in chemical pumps, require materials with widely differing properties. An overview of the different classes of high-performance polymers available, including polyetherketones, polysulfones, and polyamides, is provided and the various combinations of mechanical strength, thermal stability, chemical resistance, and electrical properties are discussed.