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Polymerization and Characterization of Mechanical and Thermal Properties

Edited by Weiyu Wang

South China University of Technology


Yiming Zeng

H. B. Fuller Company

Polypropylene (PP) is one of the most important thermoplastics widely applied in the fields of automobile, packaging, clothing, and plastic molding. Since J. Paul Hogan and Robert L. Banks accidentally synthesized crystalline PP in 1951, tremendous breakthroughs have been achieved and have successfully transferred PP from a discovery in the laboratory to an indispensable commodity. Along with the commercial success, progress in the “academic community” of PP has expanded our toolbox to tailor tactility and microstructure, improve thermal and mechanical properties, understand and control crystallization behavior, develop efficient functionalization strategies, and explore novel applications. This book provides an overview of progress in PP from the perspectives of synthesis, structure–property relationship, processing, PP composites, and applications.

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PolypropylenePolymerization and Characterization of Mechanical and Thermal PropertiesEdited by Weiyu Wang

Published: May 6th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73995

ISBN: 978-1-83880-416-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-414-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-429-9

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

4865 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Polypropylene - Synthesis and Functionalization

By Weiyu Wang


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2. Versatile Propylene-Based Polyolefins with Tunable Molecular Structure through Tailor-Made Catalysts and Polymerization Process

By Xiong Wang, Xiaoyu Han and Renwei Xu


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3. Thermal Conductivity of Polypropylene-Based Materials

By Antonella Patti and Domenico Acierno


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4. Polypropylene Blends and Composite: Processing-Morphology-Performance Relationship of Injected Pieces

By Maria Alejandra Costantino, Caren Rosales and Valeria Pettarin


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5. Tensile Properties in β-Modified Isotactic Polypropylene

By Koh-hei Nitta and Tsutomu Takashima


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6. Effect of Processing and Orientation on Structural and Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene Products

By Luca Fambri and Luca Lutterotti


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