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Fluoropolymers Applications in Chemical Processing Industries
The Definitive User's Guide and Databook
by Sina Ebnesajjad
and Pradip R. Khaladkar


  • Extensive data on fluoropolymer properties, including permeation and environmental stress cracking as well as detailed guidelines for selecting fluoropolymers for corrosion control

  • Comprehensive information on the design, construction, manufacturing, fabrication and finishing technologies of fluoropolymer components exposed to harsh chemical environments

  • Thoroughly discusses processing equipment operation and maintenance of the fluoropolymer components; laboratory techniques to determine the cause of the failure of parts; and how to predict and analyze failure

  • Cost analysis, safety, recycling, and global growth trends of the future of fluoropolymers components for corrosion control

This is a self-contained collection of data and information on applications of fluoropolymers components for corrosion control in chemical processing industries. Due to their superior properties, fluoropolymers have been rapidly replacing metal alloys for preserving the purity of processing streams in the chemical processing, plastics, food, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and pulp and paper industries.


  1. Introduction to Fluoropolymers
    1. What are Fluoropolymers?
    2. Fundamental Properties of Fluoropolymers
    3. Developmental History of Fluoropolymers
    4. Examples of Uses of Fluoropolymers

  2. Materials of Construction
    1. Historical Background
    2. Definition of Polymer-based Materials
    3. Comparison Between Polymer-based Materials and Metals
    4. Applications of Polymer-based Materials for Corrosion Control

  3. Properties of Neat (Unfilled) and Filled Fluoropolymers
    1. Influence of Processing on Fluoroplastics
    2. Chemical Compatibility of Fluoropolymers
    3. Permeation Fundamentals
    4. Environmental Stress Cracking
    5. Properties and Characteristics of PTFE
    6. Properties and Characteristics of Melt-processible Fluoroplastics

  4. Selecting Fluoropolymers for Corrosion Control
    1. Economics of Selecting Fluoropolymers
    2. Preparing to Determine Compatibility
    3. Current Technology for Determining Compatibility

  5. Manufacturing of Parts from Polytetrafluoroetylene Polymers
    1. Granular Resin Processing
    2. Fine Powder Resin Processing
    3. Fluoropolymer Dispersion Processing

  6. Manufacturing Parts from Melt-processible Fluoropolymers
    1. Materials of Construction
    2. Rheology of Fluoropolymer Melts
    3. Thermal Stability of Fluoropolymers
    4. Melt Extrusion
    5. Fluoropolymer Tube Extrusion
    6. Fluoropolymer Film Extrusion
    7. Injection Molding
    8. Rotational Molding
    9. Other Part Manufactuing Techniques
    10. Vacuum Bagging

  7. Fabrication Techniques for Fluoropolymers
    1. Machining
    2. Adhesive Bondinig Methods
    3. Welding and Joining
    4. Heat Bonding
    5. Thermoforming
    6. Other Processes

  8. Design and Construction of Linings and Vessels
    1. Lining of Vessels
    2. Lining of Pipes and Fittings
    3. Lined Valves
    4. Lined Hoses
    5. Lined Expansion Joints
    6. Lining or Coatings of Internals
    7. Design and Fabrication of Vessels for Lining
    8. Shop versus Field Fabrication

  9. Operations and Maintenance
    1. Operations
    2. Maintenance
    3. Repairs

  10. Failure Analysis
    1. Part Failure
    2. Defect Analysis
    3. Application of Failure Analysis Methodology
    4. Surface Analysis
    5. Examples of Failure Analysis
    6. Physical Defects Due to Part Fabrication

  11. Modeling and Mechanical Analysis of Fluoropolymer Components
    1. Review of Modeling Techniques
    2. Currently Available Material Models
    3. Failure and Deformation Principles
    4. Examples

  12. Cost Analysis
    1. Cost Analysis

  13. Safety, Disposal, and Recycling of Fluoropolymers
    1. Toxicology of Fluoropolymers
    2. Thermal Properties of Fluoropolymers
    3. Emission During Processing
    4. Safety Measures
    5. Food Contact and Medical Applications
    6. Fluoropolymer Scrap and Recycling
    7. Environmental Protection and Disposal Method

  14. Future Trends
    1. Fluoropolymer Applications
    2. Fluoropolymer Resin Manufacturing
    3. Growth of Fluoropolymer Industries
    4. Technological Needs of Chemical Processing Industry

Appendix I: Permeation Properties of Perfluoroplastics
Appendix II: Permeation Properties of Partially Fluorinated Fluoroplastics
Appendix III: Permeation of Automotive Fuels Through Fluoroplastics
Appendix IV: Permeation of Organic and Inorganic Chemicals Through Fluoroplastic Films
Appendix V: Chemical Resistance of Thermoplastics


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Fluoropolymers Applications in Chemical Processing Industries
The Definitive User's Guide and Databook
by Sina Ebnesajjad and Pradip R. Khaladkar

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