Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook

Processing and Materials

Edited by

  • Myer Kutz, Myer Kutz Associates. Inc., Delmar, NY, USA

A practical reference for all plastics engineers who are seeking to answer a question, solve a problem, reduce a cost, improve a design or fabrication process, or even venture into a new market. Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook covers both polymer basics - helpful to bring readers quickly up to speed if they are not familiar with a particular area of plastics processing - and recent developments - enabling practitioners to discover which options best fit their requirements. Each chapter is an authoritative source of practical advice for engineers, providing authoritative guidance from experts that will lead to cost savings and process improvements. Throughout the book, the focus is on the engineering aspects of producing and using plastics. The properties of plastics are explained along with techniques for testing, measuring, enhancing and analyzing them.
View full description

Audience

Plastics engineers, polymer scientists, materials engineers, equipment manufacturers, product design engineers, mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, biomaterials engineers, consultants, research & development departments, academics.

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2011
  • Imprint: WILLIAM ANDREW
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-3514-7

Reviews

"An authoritative source of practical advice for engineers, providing authoritative guidance from experts that will lead to cost savings and process improvements. Throughout the book, the focus is on the engineering aspects of producing and using plastics. The properties of plastics are explained along with techniques for testing, measuring, enhancing and analyzing them. Materials and additives are described as well as their characteristics and effects. The technologies and machinery used in processing operations are covered with reference to product design. And recent developments in a cross-section of applications demonstrate in a pragmatic way, the opportunities as well as the limitations of plastics."--Biospace.com




Table of Contents

Part I Plastics Engineering: Basic Fundamentals (7 chapters)

Introduction to Plastics Engineering (sections 1-4 and 6-8 of old Chapter 22, The Plastics Industry)

Electrical Properties

Mechanical Properties

Testing of Plastics

Testing and Instrumental Analysis for the plastics processing industry: key technologies

Plastics Processing (sections 5 of old Chapter 22, The Plastics Industry)

Additives for Plastics

Part II Plastics Engineering: New Developments

Plastics Materials (9 chapters)

Engineering Thermoplastics

Thermoplastic Elastomers and Their Applications

Thermoset Elastomers

Fluoropolymers

Nanocomposites: preparation, structure, properties

Polyolefins

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Biodegradable Plastics

Polymeric Biomaterials

Additives (7 chapters)

Adhesion Promotion

Coatings and Colorant Processing Fundamentals (two chapters combined)

Dispersants and Coupling Agents

Functional Fillers for Plastics

Flame Retardants

Pasticizers

Polymer Stabilization

Processes (11 chapters)

Blow Molding

Chaotic advection and its application for forming structured plastic materials

Chemical Mechanical Polishing: Role of Polymeric Additives and Composite Materials

Compression Molding

Extrusion

Injection Molding

Microcellular Processing

Rotational Molding

Thermoforming

Process Monitoring & Control

Recycling of Plastics

Applications (6 chapters)

Design of Plastic Parts

Plastics in Building and Construction

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Applications

Plastic Piping Materials

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Bottles

Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Fabrication