Fluoropolymer Additives

Fluoropolymer Additives, 1st Edition

Fluoropolymer Additives, 1st Edition,Sina Ebnesajjad,Richard Morgan,ISBN9781437734614


William Andrew




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The applications of fluoropolymer additives have been expanding significantly, with key applications including: processing aid for plastics processing such as extrusion, injection molding, and film blowing - increasing speed and output, and reducing defects.

Fluropolymer additives are also increasingly used in inks, lubricants, and coatings to increase durability. The only resource you will need on this important class of additives,  provides complete coverage of the manufacturing, properties and applications of fluoropolymer additives in one volume.

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Key Features

• Fluoropolymer additives are becoming more widely used with key applications including

use as a polymer processing aid (increasing speed and reducing faults) and as an additive

to lubricants, inks and coatings. This book is the only practical guide available to the

selection and use of fluoropolymer additives, and will help readers to optimize existing

fluoropolymer applications and implement new ones.

• Fluoropolymers are known as an area where detailed information is hard to come by. In

this book two former DuPont employees provide a wide range of industry sectors with the

essential practical information and data they need to realize the full benefits of

fluoropolymer additives.

• Written for practicing engineers, Ebnesajjad and Morgan take a highly practical approach

to the subject, based on real-world experience and case studies.


In this first book on an additive group of growing importance, the authors review the commercial additives available on the market. The applications chapters provide you with a step by step description of techniques to select and incorporate these additives in various products.

Engineers and scientits involved in polymer processing need practical information about these additives, their applications, and proper and safe handling. Until now much of this information has been difficult to obtain because of commercial secrecy.

In recent years, the applications of fluoropolymer additives have expanded significantly, with even the meaning of ‘fluoropolymer additives’ expanding from relatively the narrow definition of PTFE powder fillers to a wide variety of fluoropolymer elastomers, used as a processing aid for plastics processing such as extrusion, injection molding, and film blowing. The benefits of fluoropolymer additives used in plastics are the elimination of sharkskin defects, increases in process speed and output (up to 20%), the reduction of die build up, the reduction of gels and optical defects, etc.

In addition, fluropolymer additives are being increasingly used in inks, lubricants, and coatings. For example, in the coating industry fluoropolymer additives can increase the life cycle of exterior coatings due to their excellent  weatherability and subsequently increase the time between recoats.


Primary: Plastics Engineers and Product Design Engineers across a wide range of industrial

sectors: automotive, aerospace, electronic, pharmaceutical, consumer, furniture,

printing/publishing, lubricants, oil&gas, medical devices; Plastics Compounders.

Secondary: University researchers and graduate students, purchasing managers, fluoropolymer

manufacturers, fluoropolymer additive manufacturers.

Sina Ebnesajjad

Sina Ebnesajjad is the series editor of Plastics Design Library (PDL) published in the William Andrew imprint of Elsevier. This Series is a unique series, comprising technology and applications handbooks, data books and practical guides tailored to the needs of practitioners. Sina was the editor-in-chief of William Andrew Publishing from 2005 to 2007, which was acquired by Elsevier in 2009. He retired as a Senior Technology Associate in 2005 from the DuPont fluoropolymers after nearly 24 years of service. Sina founded of FluoroConsultants Group, LLC in 2006 where he continues to work. Sina earned his Bachelor of Science from the School of Engineering of the University of Tehran in 1976, Master of Science and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all in Chemical Engineering. He is author, editor and co-author of fifteen technical and data books including five handbooks on fluoropolymers technology and applications. He is author and co-author of three books in surface preparation and adhesion of materials, two of which are in their second editions. Sina has been involved with technical writing and publishing since 1974. His experiences include fluoropolymer technologies (polytetrafluoroethylene and its copolymers) including polymerization, finishing, fabrication, product development, failure analysis, market development and technical service. Sina holds six patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fluoroconsultants Group, Chadds Ford, PA, USA

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Fluoropolymer Additives, 1st Edition

1. Introduction

2. Description of Additives


3. Manufacturing and Properties of High Molecular Weight fluoropolymer Additives

4. Manufacturing and Properties of Low Molecular Weight fluoropolymer Additives
5. Manufacturing and Properties of Fluoroelastomer-based Additives


6. Applications of fluoropolymer-based Additives: Lubrication

7. Applications of fluoropolymer-based Additives: Plastics

8. Applications of fluoropolymer-based Additives: Inks

9. Applications of fluoropolymer-based Additives: Coatings, Paints and Finishes

10. Applications of fluoropolymer-based Additives: Elastomers

11. Applications of Processing Aid Additives (fluoroelastomers and FLPR) - Extrusion, Film Blowing, Blow Molding, Injection Molding, and Others


12. Compliance with Regulations and Standards

13. Safety, Health, Environmental, Disposal, and Recycling

Appendix I Chemical Resistance of PTFE

Appendix II FDA 21CFR1550


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