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By H. Mark (auth.), Raymond B. Seymour, Gerald S. Kirshenbaum (eds.)

According to Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe's (1740-1832) Mineralogy and Geology, "The heritage of technology is science." A sesquicentennial later, one may possibly country that the historical past of excessive functionality polymers is the technological know-how of those very important engineering polymers. some of the inventors of those greater fabrics of development have stood at the thresholds of the recent and feature stated their reviews (trials, tribulations and satisfactions) within the symposium and of their chapters during this ebook. those that haven't authorised the old technique some time past, may still now realize the price of the historic standpoint for learning new advancements, equivalent to normal function polymers and, to a better measure, the excessive functionality polymers. to place polymer technological know-how into its right viewpoint, its worthy recalling that traditionally, the a while of civilization were named in accordance with the fabrics that ruled that interval. First there has been the Stone Age finally by means of the Tin, Bronze, Iron and metal a while. this present day many historians give some thought to us dwelling within the Age of Synthetics: Polymers, Fibers, Plastics, Elastomers, movies, Coatings, Adhesives, and so forth. it's also attention-grabbing to notice that during the early 1980's, Lord Todd, then President of the Royal Society of Chemistry used to be requested what has been chemistry's largest contribution to society. He felt that regardless of all of the terrific scientific advances, chemistry's largest contribution used to be the advance of polymeri­ zation. Man's wisdom of polymer technology is so new that Professor Herman F.

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High Performance Polymers: Their Origin and Development: Proceedings of the Symposium on the History of High Performance Polymers at the American Chemical Society Meeting held in New York, April 15–18, 1986

In response to Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe's (1740-1832) Mineralogy and Geology, "The background of technology is technological know-how. " A sesquicentennial later, one may perhaps kingdom that the historical past of excessive functionality polymers is the technological know-how of those very important engineering polymers. the various inventors of those enhanced fabrics of development have stood at the thresholds of the hot and feature mentioned their stories (trials, tribulations and satisfactions) within the symposium and of their chapters during this ebook.

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A number of alternative processes were developed by other companies (Fig. 3). To name only some of them: the cumene/phenol based process of All ied (on stream in 1958), the photonitrosation process of TOyO Rayon (1962), the toluene based Snia process (1964), and DuPont's nitrocyclohexane process (in operation from 1961 to 1966). Fig. 3. Caprolactam processes Nylon 6 In 1938, as already mentioned, laboratory investigation of caprolactam polymerization was carried out by Schlack in Berlin. H. Hopff and H.

A. Garvin, J. Am. Chem. Soc. g, 2560 (1929). 9. P. J. Flory, "Principles of Polymer Chemistry," Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1953, p. 23. lI, 156 (1984). , 1980). ~ (3), 353 (1931). 36 10. High Polymers, Vol. I, "Collected Papers of Wallace H. Carothers on Polymerization," H. Mark and G. S. , Interscience, NY, 1940. 11. E. K. Bolton, Ind. Eng. Chem. 12. W. 2, pp 24-29. 13. E. H. Pryde and J. C. Cowan in "Condensation Monomers," J. K. Stille and T. W. , Vol. 27 in High Polymers Series, Wiley-Interscience, NY, 1972, pp.

POLYMERS DIVISION, 1112 Lincoln Road, Birdsboro, PA ABSTRACT Nylons 11 and 12 are high performance polymers which combine the flexibility and toughness of the lower carbon number nylons with the property of low moisture absorption. These nylons have been very successful in tubing, hose and piping applications as well as cable insulation and jacketing. They are used as well for the injection molding of many items where dimensional stability, toughness and insensitivity to humidity are required.

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