Future Directions in Polymer Colloids

  • Mohamed S. El-Aasser
  • Robert M. Fitch

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 138)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Emulsion Copolymerization and Particle Morphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mohamed S. El-Aasser, Robert M. Fitch
      Pages 3-21
    3. J. W. Vanderhoff
      Pages 23-45
    4. Joaquin Delgado, Mohamed S. El-Aasser, Cesar A. Silebi, John W. Vanderhoff, Jean Guillot
      Pages 79-104
  3. Rheology of Latex Systems and Concentrated Dispersions

  4. Polymer Stabilized Latexes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Mohamed S. El-Aasser, Robert M. Fitch
      Pages 183-189
  5. New Techniques in Characterization of Polymer Colloids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Mohamed S. El-Aasser, Robert M. Fitch
      Pages 243-251
    3. R. H. Ottewill
      Pages 253-275
    4. Mitchell A. Winnik, Melvin D. Croucher
      Pages 277-288
    5. R. M. Fitch, L. S. Su, S. L. Tsaur
      Pages 289-303
  6. Polymer Colloids in Biomedical Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Mohamed S. El-Aasser, Robert M. Fitch
      Pages 315-319
    3. J. Ugelstad, A. Berge, T. Ellingsen, J. Bjorgum, R. Schmid, P. Stenstad et al.
      Pages 355-370
    4. J. H. Singer
      Pages 371-394
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 395-402

About this book


Future Directions In Polymer Colloids Hohamed S. EI-Aasser, and Robert H. Fitch (editors) It is appropriate that the first NATO-Advanced Research Workshop on "FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN POLYMER COLLOIDS" was held approximately fifty years after the first synthetic polymer latexes were made on a commercial scale during the mid-1930s. Since that time the field of what is now known as polymer colloids has been evolving rapidly, not only on the practical level, but also on the scientific and engineering levels. Billions of pounds of copolymers are manufactured annually by means of the emulsion polymerization process. "Commodity" polymers as well "specialty" polymers are prepared today for use in a wide variety of applications: synthetic rubber, floor coatings, paints, adhesives, binders for non-woven fabrics, high-impact polymers latex foam, additives for construction materials such as cement and concrete, and rheological modifiers. They are also used in numerous biomedical applications: such as diagnostic tests, immunoassays, biological cell-labeling, (identi­ fication and separation), and drug delivery systems. Small quantities of monodisperse polymer colloids are used as size calibration standards and find extensive use as model colloids to test theories in colloids surface and rheological studies. Advances have been made in our understanding of the mechanism and kinetics of the emulsion polymerization process as well as the stability of polymer colloids. Equal advances were made in engineering areas related to polymer colloids, e. g. modeling of batch, semi-continuous and continuous emulsion polymerization and copolymer­ ization processes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed S. El-Aasser
    • 1
  • Robert M. Fitch
    • 2
  1. 1.Emulsion Polymers Institute, Department of Chemical EngineeringLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.RacineUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8150-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3685-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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