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Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series

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  • © 2020
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  • Presents historical developments as well as the present status of polymeric and composite materials, particulate and fibrous polymeric composites and polymer blends that is not available in any other book
  • Such an in depth and wide study is not reported anywhere else
  • First encyclopedia to cover all types of polymeric materials

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Table of contents (59 entries)

About this book

The Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites provides all details of Polymeric Materials Science and Technology including historical developments, present status, and future potential.  In 15 volumes, the Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites  covers: polymeric materials, engineering polymer blends, particulate and fibrous polymeric composite materials, that are the key materials for technology in the 21st Century. Fundamentals of structure of these materials are presented. Properties and effects of various parameters, like time and temperature on them are explained. Testing and Characterization of these materials as per global standard for various applications is presented. Individual polymers, blends, and composites are described, and several representative examples are also provided. The Encyclopedia also provides directions for future developments. It is organized in alphabetical order.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept Mech Engg & Mat Sci Prog, Indian Inst of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India

    Kamal K. Kar

About the editor

Sanjay Palsule received his Ph.D. from Heriott-Watt University Edinburgh before he became involved in a European space agency project. Since then he actively worked on molecular composites, molecular micro composites, and molecular nano composites for aerospace systems. He is an invited contributor to the Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia, a guest editor of the journal Advances in Polymer Technology, and author of six textbooks on polymers, including Fundamentals of Polymer Blends (New Age, formerly Wiley). He is a recipient of the Young Scientists Award and the EUROVIA Satellite Design Award and received patents on aerospace molecular composites. He is currently working at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

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