Introduction to Fluoropolymers

Introduction to Fluoropolymers, 1st Edition

Materials, Technology and Applications

Introduction to Fluoropolymers, 1st Edition,Sina Ebnesajjad,ISBN9781455774425


William Andrew




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Sina Ebnesajjad demystifies fluoropolymers for a wide audience of engineers and product designers.

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Key Features

  • Demystifies fluoropolymers for a broad audience of engineers in areas such as product design and manufacturing, as well as for non-engineers such as technical sales and management professionals
  • Explains the potential of fluoropolymers for a wide range of applications across sectors such as aerospace, energy and medical devices
  • Ideal for both recently qualified engineers and engineers with limited experience of fluoropolymers


Introduction to Fluoropolymers demystifies fluoropolymers for a wide audience of designers, engineers, sales staff and managers. This important group of high-performance polymers has applications across a wide range of market sectors, including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, high performance apparel, oil & gas, renewable energy / solar photovoltaics, electronics / semiconductor, pharmaceuticals, and chemical processing.

Dr. Ebnesajjad covers the history and applications of a wide variety of materials, including expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, polyvinyl fluoride, vinylidene fluoride polymers and fluoroelastomers, just to name a few. Properties and applications are illustrated by real-world examples as diverse as waterproof clothing, vascular grafts and coatings for aircraft interiors. The different applications of fluoropolymers show the benefits of a group of materials that are highly water-repellant and flame-retardant, with unrivalled lubrication properties and a high level of biocompatibility. Health and safety and environmental aspects are also covered throughout the book.


Engineers, Scientists, Product Designers, Manufacturing, Technical Sales engaged in, or evaluating applications of Fluoropolymers, across sectors including: automotive, aerospace, medical devices, high performance apparel, oil & gas, renewable energy / solar photovoltaics, electronics / semiconductor, pharmaceuticals, chemical

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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Introduction to Fluoropolymers, 1st Edition

Chapter 1 A Day with the Smiths: Fluoropolymers in Daily Life

Chapter 2 Fluorine and Fluorocarbons

Chapter 3 History and Applications of Fluoropolymers

Chapter 4 History and Applications of Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (aka Gore-Tex® Membranes

Chapter 5 History and Applications of Polyvinyl Fluoride

Chapter 6 Introduction to Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers (incl. APFO and its Replacements)

Chapter 7 Manufacturing of Polytetrafluoroethylene

Chapter 8 Fluorinated Additives

Chapter 9 Introduction to Vinylidene Fluoride Polymers

Chapter 10 Introduction to Fluoroelastomers

Chapter 11 History and Applications of Non-Stick Coatings

Chapter 12 History and Applications of Fluorinated Ionomers

Quotes and reviews

"Until now, says fluoride consultant Ebnesajjad, the only sources of information about fluoropolymers and fluorocarbons have been snippets here and there in studies of other matters, and brochures from commercial manufacturers…Therefore, with occasional help from colleagues, he has compiled information from a wide range of sources to provide an introductory reference."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

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