Polyethylene Terephthalate: Uses, Properties and Degradation

Naomi A. Barber (Editor)

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: SCI097000

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Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is an aliphatic-aromatic and semicrystalline thermoplastic polyester of prime commercial and industrial importance. Namely, PET is a very important industrial polymer due to its excellent properties such as processability, chemical resistance, high tensile impact strength, high thermal stability and clarity. Chapter One summarizes the synthesis and physicochemical properties of PET. In Chapter Two, the authors review the frequency-dependent parameters of the PET substrate, developments of the flexible RF electronics on PET substrate, and the challenges and potentials of RF applications using flexible electronics fabricated on PET films. Chapter Three presents a background of the current state of knowledge with respect to PET recycling. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate): Synthesis and Physicochemical Properties
Marija V. Pergal and Milica Balaban (Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy (ICTM) – Centre of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 2. The Applications of Polyethylene Terephthalate for RF Flexible Electronics
Tzu-Hsuan Chang, Yei Hwan Jung, Dong Liu, Hongyi Mi, Juhwan Lee, Jiarui Gong and Zhenqiang Ma (Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, US)

Chapter 3. Progress in Polyethylene Terephthalate Recycling
Adel Elamri, Khmais Zdiri, Omar Harzallah and Abdelaziz Lallam (Research Unit for Materials and Polymers Textiles, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Monastir, Monastir, Tunisie, and others)

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