Trends in Emulsion Polymerization Processes from an Industrial Perspective

  • Klaus-Dieter HungenbergEmail author
  • Ekkehard Jahns
Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 280)


We highlight some trends in research on emulsion polymerization, focusing on industrial relevance. The review is restricted to a selected (and somewhat arbitrary) number of topics, namely, the use of renewable raw materials, nanostructured latexes, miniemulsion polymerization, continuous emulsion processes, and recent developments in semibatch processes and removal of volatile organic compounds. Scientific and technical details for many of the topics mentioned here are covered by other articles in this volume.


Continuous polymerization Emulsion polymerization Hybrid latices Miniemulsion polymerization Multiphase particles Process control Renewable resources VOC removal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hungenberg ConsultantBirkenauGermany
  2. 2.BASF SELudwigshafenGermany

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