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Handbook of Thermoset Plastics

Once occupying a lesser, yet significant, role in the plastics' industry, thermoset plastics technology has increasingly become important to designers and users who work in specialty applications. Everything from toys to medical devices, and from automotive to sports and recreation products, are being manufactured using thermoset plastics. An increased understanding of thermoset plastics technology and processes has broadened their use exponentially over the last few years. In fact, the importance and contributions of unsaturated polyesters, urethanes, and epoxy thermosets have driven unprecedented sales and production figures that approach the definition of commodity materials.

As a survey of the technology, the handbook provides the reader with the practical implications of crosslinking, as well as establishing relationships between time, temperature, and mass, often ignored in the general overviews allotted to thermoset plastics in other handbooks. The Handbook of Thermoset Plastics offers the most complete collection of general and technical details available for this important subject.

Engineers, chemists, physicists, technicians and students who need general, as well as technical, details concerning thermoset plastics.

Hardbound, 604 Pages

Published: December 1999

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-0-8155-1421-3


  • IntroductionPhenol-FormaldehydeAmino and Furan ResinsUnsaturated Polyester and Vinyl Ester ResinsAllylsEpoxy ResinsThermoset PolyurethanesHigh performance Polyimides and Related Thermoset Polymers; Past and Present Development, and Future Research irectionSiliconesCrosslinked ThermoplasticsIndex


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