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Handbook of Thermoplastic Polyesters
2 Volume Set
edited by Stoyko Fakirov

This two-volume set covers current knowledge on all aspects of polyester synthesis, structure, properties (chemical, physical and application relevant) and recycling.

The most important technical polyesters are presented in detailed chapters, homogeneous polymers as well as copolymers, blends and high-performance reinforced polyester materials are discussed.

Handbook of Thermoplastic Polyesters is directed towards chemists, physicists and engineers working in research, development and application of polymers.


  1. Homopolymers
    • Polyesters: Synthesis and Chemical Aspects
    • Industrial-Scale Production of Polyesters, Especially Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
    • Crystal Structure, Morphology, and Orientation of Polyesters
    • Structure Formation in PET During the Induction Period of Crystallization
    • Structure and Dynamics of PET in the Partially Crystalline and Glassy States as Studies by Solid-State 13C and 2H NMR Spectroscopy
    • Structure Development and Mechanical Behavior During Uniaxial Drawing of PET
    • PET Fibers, Films, and Bottles
    • Poly(Butylene Terephthalate)
    • Oriented Crystallization of PET and PBT Estimated by Small-Angle Polarized Light Scattering
    • PEN: Structure and Properties
    • Microstructural Characterization of Poly(Ethylene Naphthalene 2,6-Dicarboxylate) Based on the Amorphous and Crystalline Phase Properties
    • Poly(Trimethylene Terephthalate) - A Newly Commercialized Member of the Polyester Family

  2. Copolymers
    • Synthesis and Characteristics of Polyester-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers: Chemical Aspects
    • Main-Chain Thermotropic Polyesters
    • Flexible Copolyesters Involving PBT: Strain-Induced Structural Changes in Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • Fracture and Fatigue Behavior of Amorphous (Co)polyesters as a Function of Molecular and Network Variables

  3. Blends
    • Chemical Interactions in Blends of Condensation Polymers Involving Polyesters
    • Reactive Modification/Compatibilization of Polyesters
    • Blends of Thermoplastic Polyesters
    • Blends Based on Poly(Butylene Terephthalate)
    • Strain-Induced Polymorphic Transition in Poly(butylene terephthalate), Its Copolymers and Blends
    • Aging and Environmental Stress Cracking of PET, Its Copolymers and Blends

  4. Composites
    • Nanostructured Polymer Composites from Polymer Blends: Morphology and Mechanical Properties
    • Textile Fabric-Reinforced Thermoplastic Polyester Composites
    • Fracture Behavior of Discontinuous Fiber-Reinforced Injection Molded Polyester Composites

  5. Recycling
    • Recycling of Polyesters
    • Chemical Recycling of PET: Methods and Products
    • Recycling Options for Post-Consumer PET and PET-Containing Wastes by Melt Blending

  6. The Future of Thermoplastic Polymers
    • Probable Future Trends in Various Classes of Thermoplastic Polyesters


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Handbook of Thermoplastic Polyesters
2 Volume Reference Set

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