This comprehensive volume brings you a resource covering the very latest technological developments for polyolefins. You'll benefit from the expertise of noted authorities and for the first time will find a comprehensive description of the structuring of molten polyolefins in fiber, film and molding processes with correlations between structural order such as crystalline unit cell, polymorphic effect and orientation, and processing parameters. Written by leading experts, this book provides a truly authoritative resource for polyolefins. The book treats the history, commercialization, characterization, and crystallography of various commercial polyolefins and polystyrenes and describes development of structure during fabrication of these polymers into various shapes. Throughout the book, you'll find direct comparisons of the structure and behavior of polyethylene, isotactic and syndiotactic polypropylenes, isotactic polybutene-1, isotactic poly(4-methyl pentene-1), and the different polystyrenes. This book will be of interest to engineers, chemists, and technologists working with polyolefins.