This review describes the production of styrene polymers in detail, including the synthesis of raw materials, polymerisation routes to polystyrene, production of high impact polystyrene and anionic block copolymers. The review also describes the mechanical properties of styrenic polymers, their electrical properties, and their behaviour in fire. An additional indexed section containing several hundred abstracts from the Rapra Polymer Library database gives useful references for further reading.
Polystyrene is a common thermoplastic polymer made from the aromatic monomer styrene with good formability. It is widely used in automotive, electrical and electronic connector systems. This book presents current research in the study of polystyrene, including polystyrene attrition during chemical engineering processes; the biodegradability of polystyrene; the role of adhesion mechanisms of particles on modified polypropylene; direct fluorination of polystyrene; the applications of polystyrene into various sensing platforms; electrospun polystyrene fibres and superhydrophobic surfaces and the synthesis of end-functionalised syndiotactic polystyrene.
Synthesis, Characterization, Processing, and Applications
Author: Jürgen Schellenberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Syndiotactic Polystyrene (SPS), synthesized in a laboratory for the first time in 1985, has become commercialized in a very short time, with wide acceptance on the global plastics market. Written by leading experts from academia and industry from all over the world, Syndiotactic Polystyrene offers a comprehensive review of all aspects of SPS of interest to both science and industry, from preparation and properties to applications. This essential reference to SPS covers: The preparation of syndiotactic polystyrene by half-metallocenes and other transition metal catalysts The structure and fundamental properties, especially morphology and crystallization and solution behavior The commercial process for SPS manufacturing Properties, processing, and applications of syndiotactic polystyrenes Polymers based on syndiotactic polystyrenes, for example, by functionalization and modification, and nanocomposites Ideal for polymer chemists, physicists, plastics engineers, materials scientists, and all those dealing with plastics manufacturing and processing, this important resource provides the information one needs to compare, select, and integrate an appropriate materials solution for industrial use or research.
This report presents a cost analysis of General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) production from styrene. The process examined is a typical continuous bulk polymerization process. This report was developed based essentially on the following reference(s): (1) "Polystyrene and Styrene Copolymers", Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 7th edition (2) "Styrene Plastics", Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 4th edition Keywords: INEOS, Versalis, Polystyrene, GPPS
This report presents a cost analysis of Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) production from styrene. The process examined is a typical suspension polymerization. This report was developed based essentially on the following reference(s): Keywords: Sulzer, EPS, INEOS, Versalis