Polymer Science and Technology: Plastics, Rubbers, Blends and Composites, Third Edition

by: Dr Premamoy Ghosh, Ph.D.


Abstract: This book skillfully blends and integrates polymer science, plastic technology and rubber technology. The fundamentals of polymerization, polymer characteristics, rheology and morphology, as well as the composition, technology, testing and evaluation of various plastics, rubbers, fibres, adhesives, coatings and composites are comprehensively presented. New to this Edition • Extensive discussion of dendritic polymers, dendrimers and useful inorganic polymers • Lucid description of the use of power polymers in developing solar photovoltaic devices • In-depth coverage of the applications of nanotechnology to polymers • Detailed explanation of the use of polymers in waste disposal and recycling The book is highly suitable for all entrepreneurs and professionals engaged in production of as well as research and development in polymers. It will also be found immensely useful by advanced level students of physics, chemistry, materials science, and electronics specializing in polymers, as well as students of electronics, chemical and metallurgical engineering having courses in polymer technology/materials science and technology.
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Title: Polymer Science and Technology: Plastics, Rubbers, Blends and Composites, Third Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2011 McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

ISBN: 9780070707047

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Dr Premamoy Ghosh, Ph.D. is former Professor and Head, Department of Polymer Science and Technology, Calcutta University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, (India) and the Institute of Materials (London)–formerly, Plastics and Rubber Institute (London). He is a life member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata. Additionally, he is the current president of the Institute of Science, Education and Culture (ISEC), Kolkata, and chairman of the Editorial Board of its journal Indian Science Cruiser. Dr Ghosh is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Polymer Materials, M.D. Publications, New Delhi, and a former member of the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Technology, CSIR, New Delhi. Dr Ghosh was born in 1936. He acquired his B.Sc. (Applied Chemistry) in 1958, and went on to do his Ph.D. (Polymer–Chemistry) in 1962-both from Calcutta University. He researches on polymer synthesis/modification, photopolymerization, polymerization kinetics and mechanistics, polymer microstructure, random, block and graft copolymerization, rubber compounding and vulcanization, reactive processing of polymers, polymer finishes on fibres and textiles, conducting polymers, polymer blends and composites, and polymer rheology and morphology. Dr Ghosh has so far published more than 320 research publications and review articles. He has authored two books titled Fibre Science and Technology (2004) and Adhesives and Coatings Technology (2008), both published by McGraw-Hill. He has also written books on Society Science and Spiritualism in Bengali language, including one in an autobiographical style and another as a collection of poems.

Description: This book skillfully blends and integrates polymer science, plastic technology and rubber technology. The fundamentals of polymerization, polymer characteristics, rheology and morphology, as well as the composition, technology, testing and evaluation of various plastics, rubbers, fibres, adhesives, coatings and composites are comprehensively presented. New to this Edition • Extensive discussion of dendritic polymers, dendrimers and useful inorganic polymers • Lucid description of the use of power polymers in developing solar photovoltaic devices • In-depth coverage of the applications of nanotechnology to polymers • Detailed explanation of the use of polymers in waste disposal and recycling The book is highly suitable for all entrepreneurs and professionals engaged in production of as well as research and development in polymers. It will also be found immensely useful by advanced level students of physics, chemistry, materials science, and electronics specializing in polymers, as well as students of electronics, chemical and metallurgical engineering having courses in polymer technology/materials science and technology.