Polypropylene Handbook

Morphology, Blends and Composites

  • József Karger-Kocsis
  • Tamás Bárány

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Giovanni Talarico, Claudio De Rosa, Finizia Auriemma
    Pages 1-35
  3. Finizia Auriemma, Claudio De Rosa, Anna Malafronte, Miriam Scoti, Rocco Di Girolamo
    Pages 37-119
  4. Flóra Horváth, János Molnár, Alfréd Menyhárd
    Pages 121-184
  5. Andrzej Pawlak, Andrzej Galeski
    Pages 185-242
  6. Roberto Pantani, Felice De Santis, Vito Speranza
    Pages 243-294
  7. Markus Gahleitner, Cornelia Tranninger, Petar Doshev
    Pages 295-355
  8. János Móczó, Béla Pukánszky
    Pages 357-417
  9. Tatyana Ageyeva, Tamás Bárány, József Karger-Kocsis
    Pages 481-578
  10. Tobias Standau, Volker Altstädt
    Pages 579-641

About this book


This book extensively reviews Polypropylene (PP), the second most widely produced thermoplastic material, having been produced for over 60 years. Its synthesis, processing and application are still accompanied by vigorous R&D developments because the properties of PP are at the borderline between those of commodity and engineering thermoplastics. 

Readers are introduced to various tacticities and polymorphs of PP, and their effects on structural properties. Further, the book addresses the control of optical properties using nucleants, provides strategies for overcoming the limited cold/impact resistance of PP, examines in detail the effects of recycling, and presents guidelines for the property modification of PPs through foaming, filling and reinforcing with respect to target applications. Special attention is paid to descriptions and models of properties as a function of morphological variables. Last but not least, the book suggests potential practical applications of PP-based systems, especially in the packaging, appliances, building/construction, textile and automotive sectors. 

Each chapter, written by internationally respected scientists, reflects the current state-of-art in the respective field and offers a vital source of information for students, researchers and engineers interested in the morphology, properties, testing and modeling of PP and PP-based systems. The content is indispensable to the appropriate application of PPs and related composites.


Polypropylene homo- and copolymers Polypropylene polymorphism Polypropylene processing-induced morphology Polypropylene nucleation Polypropylene melting/crystallization Self-reinforced polypropylene Polypropylene foam(s) Structure-property-processing relationships Applications of PP

Editors and affiliations

  • József Karger-Kocsis
    • 1
  • Tamás Bárány
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

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