Advanced Polymer Processing Operations


  • Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, United States Agency for International Development

This volume covers advanced polymer processing operations and is designed to provide a description of some of the latest industry developments for unique products and fabrication methods. Contributors for this volume are from both industry and academia from the international community. This book contains nine chapters covering advanced processing applications and technologies.
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Plastics manufacturers and processors.


Book information

  • Published: December 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1426-8

Table of Contents

1. Processing of Unsaturated Polyester Introduction Resins Casting Compounding Materials Reinforcements Bulk Molding Sheet Molding Compounds Wet Lay-Up Processes Spray-Up Process Filament Winding Cold Molding Pultrusion Tests Future Trends References2. Processing of PVC Properties of PVC Processability Compounding PVC Processing Equipment References3. Polyethersulfone (PES) and Its Processing Introduction Processing Properties Processing-Structure-Property Relationships Practical Aspects of Processing References4. Reactive Extrusion Processing of Elastomer Toughened Polyphenylene Sulfide Introduction Reactive Extrusion Processing of Elastomer Toughened PES Properties References5. Processing of Nylon-3 Introduction Preparation of Nylon-3 Processing of Nylon-3 for Fiber Formation Properties and Structure of Nylon-3 Commercial Applications of Nylon-3 References6. Pultrusion Processing Introduction Unified Approach to the Pultrusion Process Pultrusion of Thermoset Resins Thermoplastic Pultrusion Control of the Pultrusion Process Properties of Pultruded Composites Comparisons Between Pultruded Materials References7. Electron Beam Processing of Polymers Introduction What is Electron Beam Processing? General Effects of Electron Beam on Polymers Use of Multifunctional Monomers Antirad Compounds Modification of Polymers by Electron Beam Properties of Modified Polymers Applications References8. New Developments in Reactive Processing of Thermoplastic Composites Introduction Polyolefins and Fillers Used in Composites Preparation of Composites Processing Behavior Properties of Thermoplastic Composites Use of Reactively Processed Composites9. Application of Polymer Technology to Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Processing Introduction Metal Injection Molding Binder Formulation Rheological Properties Thermal Properties Mechanical Properties Morphology of MIM Feedstock Conclusions References Index