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Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook

Processing and Materials

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.

Audience

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

Hardbound, 574 Pages

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


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

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