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Publications

Expertise in Compositional & Failure Analysis of Polymers

Leading reference book Compositional and Failure Analysis of Polymers: A Practical Approach, by John Scheirs, Published by Wiley Series in Polymer Science 2000, 806 Pages, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

The book is a practical guide for polymer technologists, engineers and analysts in the plastics, composites and rubber fields, this title describes a range of techniques and strategies for compositional and failure analysis of polymeric materials and products. Numerous examples illustrate the application of analytical methods for solving commonly encountered problems in the polymer industry.

Expertise in Plastics Recycling

Leading reference book on plastics recycling: Polymer Recycling: Science, Technology and Applications, by John Scheirs, Wiley Series in Polymer Science, 1998, 572 Pages, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

The book describes technological advances in polymer recycling from the sorting stage through to recycling processes and end-use applications; provides an overview of state-of-the-art recycling techniques with current and potential applications The book emphasis on the recycling of automobile tyres, polyurethane foams, carpets, engineering plastics and fibre-reinforced composites, all of which had been previously thought to be hard to recycle.

Expertise in Fluropolymers

Foremost reference book on fluoropolymers Modern Fluoropolymers: High Performance Polymers for Diverse Applications, by John Scheirs, Wiley Series in Polymer Science, 1997, 660 Pages, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

Provides an overview of a comprehensive range of commercial fluoropolymers with an emphasis on structure/property behaviour and their diverse fields of application. Topics covered include: crystalline and amorphous fluoropolymers, fluoroelastomers, coatings, sealants, linings, electrical properties, surface properties, effects of radiation, chemical resistance and failure modes of fluoropolymers.

Expertise in Polyesters

Leading reference book on polyester polymers: Modern polyesters: chemistry and technology of polyesters and copolyestersby John Scheirs & Timothy E. Long, Wiley Series in Polymer Science, 2006, 660 Pages, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

The book provides an overview of the family of polyester polymers which comprise an important group of plastics that span the range of commodity polymers to engineering resins. It describes the preparation, properties and applications of polyesters as well as details on polyester-based elastomers, biodegradable aliphatic polyester, liquid crystal polyesters and unsaturated polyesters for glass-reinforced composites.

Expertise in Styrenic Polymers

John Scheirs is the coeditor of the foremost reference book on styrene polymers Modern Styrenic Polymers; Polystyrenes and Styrenic Copolymers,
by John Scheirs and Duane Priddy, Wiley Series in Polymer Science February 2003, 792 Pages, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

Expertise in Polyolefins

Foremost reference book metallocene polyethylens and polypropylenes: Metallocene-Based Polyolefins; Preparation, Properties and Technology, by John Scheirs and Walter Kaminsky, Wiley Series in Polymer Science, 2006, 660 Pages, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

The book gives comprehensive coverage of all areas of metallocene technology: catalyst structure, comonomer incorporation, polymerization mechanisms and conditions, reactor configurations, special properties, rheological and processing behaviour, comparison with conventional polyolefins and fields of application.

Expertise in Geomembranes

New reference book on geomembranes and liners: A Guide to Polymeric Geomembranes; A Practical Approach, by John Scheirs, Wiley Series in Polymer Science, 2009, 572 Pages, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

The book gives an overview of geosynthetic polymers that comprise an important group of materials for lining landfills, mine leachate ponds and water containment facilities. It describes the different types of materials used for geomembranes as well as their properties, shortcomings and applications. Geomembrane survivability such as chemical exposure effects and quality control and quality assurance are also included.

Feedstock Recycling and Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics

Comprehensive reference book on conversion of waste plastics into fuels: Feedstock Recycling and Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics: Converting Waste Plastics into Diesel and Other Fuels, by John Scheirs and Walter Kaminsky, Wiley Series in Polymer Science, 2006, 660 Pages, John Wiley & Sons, UK.

Pyrolysis is a recycling technique converting plastic waste into fuels, monomers, or other valuable materials by thermal and catalytic cracking processes. It allows the treatment of mixed, unwashed plastic wastes. For many years, research has been carried out on thermally converting waste plastics into useful hydrocarbons liquids such as crude oil and diesel fuel.