Elsevier and Hanser Announce Plastics Engineering E-Book Collection Now Available on ScienceDirect

New books complement Elsevier's engineering, chemistry and materials science collections

Waltham, MA, May 22, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Hanser Publishers, the premier publisher of plastics technology and applied materials titles, today announced the companies will offer plastics researchers and engineers a new plastics e-book collection on ScienceDirect.

Plastics Engineering from Hanser on ScienceDirect includes more than 55 titles from leading authors, such as Dr. Robert A. Malloy, a member of the Plastics Academy’s Hall of Fame. Other key titles cover plastics design principles, adhesives, rubbers, polymers, and extrusion. The addition of Hanser content with the benefits of full-text, online access on ScienceDirect delivers improved workflow data and best practice information to people in research and development in the field of engineering design and manufacturing.

The Hanser collection complements the engineering books from Elsevier’s William Andrew and Butterworth-Heinemann imprints, as well as chemistry and materials science books collections already available on ScienceDirect. This focus on plastics and polymers will benefit corporations in plastics manufacturing, chemicals, consumer goods, construction, aerospace and automotive, and other downstream sectors where plastic materials are utilized.

Hanser titles now available in the collection on ScienceDirect include:

Material Science of Polymers for Engineers, 3rd Edition
This unified approach to polymer material science covers the wide range of underlying principles: from molecular structure to material properties; from the relationships between part design, processing and performance to mechanical properties and failure mechanisms.

Mixing of Rubber Compounds
This book covers the major aspects of rubber compounding. All relevant issues are covered including machine design, process technology, and material parameters in one comprehensive volume.

Engineering with Rubber, 3rd Edition
This book provides the principles of rubber science and technology, such as what rubber is, how it behaves, and how to design engineering components with rubber. It introduces the principles of rubber components and offers solutions to the questions engineers in rubber processing face each day.

All 55 Hanser titles can be purchased as a collection on ScienceDirect.

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Notes for Editors
The collection is available to credentialed journalists upon request; contact Michelle McMahon at +1 781 663 2268 or m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com to request a review copy or to schedule an interview with the author.

About Hanser
Hanser Publishers, or Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co.KG Munich, Germany, is the premier publisher of plastics technology and applied materials titles. Hanser's widely read publications have long been the premier source of plastics engineering information for practitioners and academics alike. Hanser books offer engineers the best, and often hard-to-find, technical references vital for successful design and manufacturing decisions. Hanser publications and training materials are ideal for industry, science, education, and business needs related to manufacturing and engineering. www.hanserpublications.com

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

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Michelle McMahon
Publicity Manager, Science & Technology Books
Elsevier
+1 781 663 2268
m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com