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.
Contents: • 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
Yury V. Kissin is Visiting Scientist at the Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University. He was also a consultant/contractor at Engelhard Corporation/BASF Chemical Company, and earlier a Research Associate at Mobil Chemical Company in Edison. He is author of four books in the area of polyolefins, as well as 20 articles in chemical/polymer encyclopedias, 240 scientific articles, and 43 patents. He holds a Ph.D. from the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow.