Polyolefin Fibres: Industrial and Medical Applications

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S. C. O. Ugbolue
CRC Press, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 407 pages
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Polyolefins are one of the most widely used commercial polymers. This book reviews the most important polyolefins, including polyethylene and polypropylene. These versatile fibres are durable, chemically resistant, lightweight, economical and functional. Polyolefin fibres: industrial and medical applications provides a comprehensive review of the structure and properties of this group of fibres, together with methods to improve the functionality of polyolefins and their range of applications.

The first set of chapters discusses the different types of polyolefins, their structural and chemical properties as well as their production methods. The second group of chapters examines how to improve the functionality of polyolefin fibres. A final group of chapters addresses how polyolefins can be incorporated into specific applications such as industrial, medical and automotive products.

Written by a distinguished team of international contributors, Polyolefin fibres: industrial and medical applications is a quintessential reference for textile technologists, fibre scientists, yarn and fabric manufacturers and also those in academia.

  • Reviews the most important polyolefins including polyethylene and polyproplene, their structural and chemical properties as well as production methods
  • Examines methods to improve the functionality of polyolefin fibres including production methods and quality control
  

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Samuel C. O. Ugbolue is a Professor of Polymer Science and Textile Technology with industrial and academic experiences in the UK and Nigeria. He currently teaches in the Department of Materials and Textiles, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA. He has published numerous scientific papers and several book chapters dealing with fibres, yarns, fabrics, and polymeric materials' behaviour and structure-property relationships. He has also presented numerous academic lectures internationally. He is a Fellow of The Textile Institute, Fellow of the Polymer Institute and member of many professional societies including the AATCC, Materials Research Society, American Chemical Society, ASEE and AIChE.

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