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Modern Polyesters
Chemistry and Technology of Polyesters and Copolyesters
edited by John Scheirs

Polyesters are one of the most important class of polymers in use today. Hundreds of polyesters exist although only about a dozen are of commercial significance. Polyesters are ubiquitous materials in modern life and are used in diverse applications from drink bottles and photographic film to shirts and fabrics.

Modern Polyesters serves as a comprehensive, up-to-date reference and includes the following sections:

  • Historical development
  • Polymerization & polycondensation
  • Polyester types
  • Fibers, compounds and modifying additives
  • Depolymerization & degradation
  • Liquid crystal polyesters
  • Unsaturated polyesters

Comprehensive coverage of polyester resins with an emphasis on their structure-property relationships is provided. Polyester types covered in detail include: PET, PET copolymers, PCT, PCTG, PCTA, PBT, PEN, PTT, cyclic polyester oligomers, LCP and UP's. The latest advances in polyesters are described along with current and emerging application areas. This work contains more than 20 contributions with experts from both academia and industry from North America, Europe, the Far East and Australia.

Modern Polyesters is an essential book for plastics engineers, polymer chemists, material scientists and those working in the plastics manufacturing and processing industries that deal with polyester resins.


  1. Historical Overview
    1. The Historical Development of Polyesters

  2. Polymerization and Polycondensation
    1. Poly(ethylene Terephthalate) Polymerization Mechanism, Catalysis, Kinetics, Mass Transfer and Reactor Design
    2. Synthesis and Polymerization of Cyclic Polyester Oligomers
    3. Continuous Solid-state Polycondensation of Polyesters
    4. Solid-state Polycondensation of Polyester Resins: Fundamentals and Industrial Production

  3. Types of Polyesters
    1. New Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) Copolymers
    2. Amorphous and Crystalline Polyesters based on 1,4-Cyclohexanedimethanol
    3. Poly(Butylene Terephthalate)
    4. Properties and Applications of Poly(Ethylene 2,6-naphthalene), its Copolyesters and Blends
    5. Biaxially Oriented Poly(Ethylene 2,6-naphthalene) Films: Manufacture, Properties and Commercial Applications
    6. Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Poly (Trimethylene Terephthalate)

  4. Fibers and Compounds
    1. Polyester Fibers: Fiber Formation and End-use Applications
    2. Relationship Between Polyester Quality and Processability: Hands-on Experience
    3. Additives for the Modification of Poly(ethylene Terephthalate) to Produce Engineering-grade Polymer
    4. Thermoplastic Polyester Composites

  5. Depolymerization and Degradation
    1. Recycling Polyesters by Chemical Depolymerization
    2. Controlled Degradation Polyesters
    3. Photodegradation of Poly(ethylene Terephthalate) and Poly(ethylene/1,4-Cyclohexylenedimethylene Terephthalate)

  6. Liquid Crystal Polyesters
    1. High-performance Liquid Crystal Polyesters with Controlled Molecular Structure
    2. Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymer Reinforced Polyesters

  7. Unsaturated Polyesters
    1. Preparation, Properties and Applications of Unsaturated Polyesters
    2. PEER Polymers: New Unsaturated Polyesters for Fiber-reinforced Composite Materials


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Modern Polyesters: Chemistry and Technology
of Polyesters and Copolyesters

edited by John Scheirs
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