Over 400,000 tons of polyvinyl alcohol are produced each year, in many grades, for use in diverse applications. This volume includes major revisions and expansion of previous information on the synthesis, industrial production methods and the physical, chemical and spectroscopic properties of the polymers, including polyvinyl butyrals, recently developed functional polymers and ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymers. A chapter by Russian authors describes unique features of production and technology in the former Soviet Union.
Partial table of contents:
Manufacture of Polyvinyl Acetate for Polyvinyl Alcohol (F. Marten & C. Zvanut).
Hydrolysis of Polyvinyl Acetate to Polyvinyl Alcohol (C. Zvanut & F. Marten).
Modification of Polyvinyl Alcohol by Copolymerization (T. Okaya).
Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol Copolymers (T. Okaya & K. Ikari).
Spectroscopic Properties of Polyvinyl Alcohol (A. Dunn).
Use of Polyvinyl Alcohol in Paper Manufacture (G. Miller).
Applications of Polyvinyl Alcohol in Adhesives (C. Finch).
Applications of Polyvinyl Alcohol as a Binder (C. Finch).
Number Of Pages: 870
Published: 27th March 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.85 x 16.05
Weight (kg): 1.42
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised