Polymers - Opportunities and Risks II

Sustainability, Product Design and Processing

  • Peter Eyerer
  • Martin Weller
  • Christof Hübner

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Marc-Andree Wolf, Martin Baitz, Johannes Kreissig
    Pages 1-53
  3. Seena Joseph, Maya Jacob John, Laly A. Pothen, Sabu Thomas
    Pages 55-80
  4. Martin Koller, Paula Hesse, Christoph Kutschera, Rodolfo Bona, Jefter Nascimento, Silvio Ortega et al.
    Pages 81-96
  5. Rainer Höfer, Klaus Hinrichs
    Pages 97-145
  6. Dieter Lehmann
    Pages 163-192
  7. Otto-Diedrich Hennemann
    Pages 215-262
  8. Benedikt Bläsi, Andreas Gombert, Michael Niggemann
    Pages 263-279
  9. Jochen Meier-Haack, Martin Müller, Klaus Lunkwitz
    Pages 281-297
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 299-304

About this book


Since their first industrial use polymers have gained a tremendous success. The two volumes of "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks" elaborate on both their potentials and on the impact on the environment arising from their production and applications. Volume 11 "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks I: General and Environmental Aspects" is dedicated to the basics of the engineering of polymers – always with a view to possible environmental implications. Topics include: materials, processing, designing, surfaces, the utilization phase, recycling, and depositing. Volume 12 "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks II: Sustainability, Product Design and Processing" highlights raw materials and renewable polymers, sustainability, additives for manufacture and processing, melt modification, biodegradation, adhesive technologies, and solar applications. All contributions were written by leading experts with substantial practical experience in their fields. They are an invaluable source of information not only for scientists, but also for environmental managers and decision makers.


Polyamid Polyamide polymer polymer surfaces raw materials for polymers renewable resources sustainability sustainability of polymer products synthesis of polymers

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Eyerer
    • 1
  • Martin Weller
    • 2
  • Christof Hübner
    • 3
  1. 1.Chemische Technologie (ICT)Fraunhofer Institut fürPfinztalGermany
  2. 2.KarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Chemische Technologie (ICT)Fraunhofer Institut fürPfinztalGermany

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