Applications of Polymers

  • Raymond B. Seymour
  • Herman F. Mark

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Charles H. Fisher
    Pages 5-14
  3. Raymond B. Seymour
    Pages 15-15
  4. Thomas J. Miranda
    Pages 29-38
  5. Raymond B. Seymour
    Pages 39-41
  6. Raymond B. Seymour
    Pages 43-46
  7. M. R. Lindstrom, R. W. Campbell
    Pages 47-51
  8. Roy L. Whistler
    Pages 65-68
  9. Raymond B. Seymour
    Pages 69-71
  10. Raymond B. Seymour
    Pages 73-78
  11. William J. Bailey, Jason L. Chou
    Pages 79-91
  12. Charles E. Carraher Jr., Charles U. Pittman Jr.
    Pages 93-112
  13. Charles U. Pittman Jr., Charles E. Carraher Jr.
    Pages 113-124
  14. Raymond B. Seymour
    Pages 125-126
  15. Herman F. Mark
    Pages 143-152
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 153-156

About this book


Natural polymers, such as proteins, starch, cellulose, hevea rubber, and gum which have been available for centuries, have been applied as materials for food, leather, sizings, fibers, structures, waterproofing, and coatings. During the past century, the use of both natural and syn­ thetic polymers has been expanded to include more intricate applications, such as membranes, foams, medicinals, conductors, insulators, fibers, films, packaging and applications requiring high modulus at elevated temperatures. The topics in this symposium which are summarized in this book are illustrative of some of the myriad applications of these ubiquitous mater­ ials. As stated in forecast in the last chapter in this book, it is cer­ tain that revolutionary applications of polymers will occur during the next decades. Hopefully, information presented in other chapters in this book will catalyze some of these anticipated applications. It is appropriate that these reports were presented at an American Chemical Society Polymer Science and Engineering Division Award Symposium honoring Dr. O.A. Battista who has gratifying to note that Phillips Pet­ roleum Company, which has paved the way in applications of many new poly­ mers, is the sponsor of this important award. We are all cheerfully expressing our thanks to this corporate spon­ sor and to Distinguished Professor Raymond B. Seymour of the University of Southern Mississippi who served as the organizer of this symposium and editor of this important book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond B. Seymour
    • 1
  • Herman F. Mark
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern MississippiHattiesburgUSA
  2. 2.Polytechnic UniversityBrooklynUSA

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