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Modern Polyesters

Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters · Wiley in Polymer Science

by John Scheirs Editor · Timothy E. Long Editor


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Provides an overview of the family of polyester polymers which comprise an important group of plastics that span the range of commodity polymers to engineering resins. It describes the preparation, properties and applications of polyesters. Readers will also find details on polyester-based elastomers, biodegradable aliphatic polyester, liquid crystal polyesters and unsaturated polyesters for glass-reinforced composites.

  • Presents an overview of the most recent developments.
  • Explores synthesis, catalysts, processes, properties and applications.
  • Looks at emerging polyester materials as well as existing ones.
  • Written by foremost experts from both academia and industry, ensuring that both fundamentals and practical applications are covered.

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Wiley in Polymer Science


  • Adobe PDF eBook 7.7 MB

John Scheirs (Editor)

Dr. John Scheirs has worked extensively with poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET) and related polyesters. His early work involved studying the UV stability of PET and poly(ethylene naphthalate) (PEN) in France and later he was involved with studyin...

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Timothy E. Long (Editor)

Dr. Timothy E. Long is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, USA. Professor Long was employed at Eastman Kodak and Eastman Chemical for 12 years prior ...

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