Provides a thorough treatise on the mechanisms of action and process technologies of radical vinyl polymerizationDiscusses the chemistry, kinetic model, and special characteristics of radical polymerization of vinyl polymersExamines chemical initiation by nonmetals, organics, metals, and metal-containing compoundsExplores issues related to control of radical termination technology Vinyls are the largest family of polymers, and their use pervades a wide variety of industrial applications and consumer products. Radical polymerization is one of the most widely used methods for producing polymers, especially for vinyl polymers. Taking an in-depth look at the chemistry and technology behind the production of these important macromolecules, the Handbook of Vinyl Polymers: Radical Polymerization and Technology examines various initiating systems and process methods for synthesizing vinyl polymers. It examines various radical initiators and weighs the benefits and limitations of each. The final chapter provides easy access to important properties and structural information.