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Modern Styrenic Polymers: Polystyrenes and Styrenic Copolymers
edited by John Scheirs
and Duane Priddy

This book serves as the first comprehensive reference to systematically cover the preparation, properties and applications of this important class of polymers!

Major end-use consideration of styrenic polymers such as fracture properties, flammability and photodegradation are covered in detail. It also describes the latest advances from new polymerization technologies to novel polymer architectures.

The book is truly international in its scope, with 31 contributions from leading experts in North America, South America, Europe, Japan and Australia.

With over 15 chapters written by The Dow Chemical Company and some five chapters by BASF, Modern Styrenic Polymers provides an authoritative and comprehensive treatment by contemporary experts from the leading companies engaged in the commercial manufacture, research and development of styrenic polymers.


  1. Introduction to Styrenic Polymers
    • Historical Overview of Styrenic Polymers
    • Polystyrene and Styrene Copolymers - An Overview

  2. Preparation of Styrenic Polymers
    • Commercial Processes for the Manufacture of Polystyrene
    • Approaches to Low Residual Polystyrene
    • Process Modelling and Optimization of Styrene Polymerization
    • Living Free Radical Polymerization of Styrene
    • Increasing Production Rates of High MW Polystyrene
    • Preparation of Styrene Block Copolymers Using Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization

  3. Major Classes of Styrenic Polymers
    • Particle Foam Based on Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)
    • Rigid Polystyrene Foams and Alternative Blowing Agents
    • Polystyrene Packaging Applications: Foam Sheet and Oriented Sheet
    • Preparation, Properties and Applications of High-impact Polystyrene
    • Key Structural Features Impacting SAN Copolymer Performance
    • Rubber Particle Formation in Mass ABS
    • High Heat Resistant ABS Technology
    • Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Acrylonitrile-Styrene-Acrylate Polymers

  4. Syndiotactic Polystyrene
    • Synthesis of Syndiotactic Polystyrene
    • Characterization, Properties and Applications of Syndiotactic Polystyrene
    • Rubber Modification of Syndiotactic Polystyrene
    • Polymeric Blends Based on Syndiotactic Polystyrene

  5. Styrenic Block Copolymers
    • Styrenic Block Copolymer Elastomers
    • Preparation, Properties and Applications of High Styrene Content Styrene-Butadiene Copolymers

  6. Novel Polystyrenes
    • Hydrogenated Polystyrene: Preparation and Properties
    • Branched Polystyrene
    • 'Super Polystyrene' - Styrene-Diphenylethylene Copolymers
    • Ethylene-Styrene Copolymers

  7. Properties of Styrenic Polymers
    • Fracture Behaviour of High-impact Polystyrene and Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
    • Dynamic Mechanical Behaviour of Atactic Polystyrene, High-impact Polystyrene and Other Styrenic Polymers
    • Flame-retardant Polystyrene: Theory and Practice
    • Photochemical Degradation of Styrenic Polymers
    • Analysis and Levels of Styrene Dimers and Trimers in Polystyrene Food Containers


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Modern Styrenic Polymers:
Polystyrenes and Styrenic Copolymers

edited by John Scheirs
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