Reinforced Plastics Handbook


  • Donald Rosato, President, PlastiSource, Concord, MA, USA
  • Dominick Rosato

In this 3rd Edition of the Reinforced Plastics Handbook the authors have continued the approach of the late John Murphy, author of the first and second editions.The book provides a compendium of information on every aspect of materials, processes, designs and construction.Fiber-reinforced plastics are a class of materials in which the basic properties of plastics are given mechanical reinforcement by the addition of fibrous materials. The wide choice of plastics resin matrices and the correspondingly wide choice of reinforcing materials mean that the permutations are virtually unlimited. But the optimum properties of resin and reinforcement cannot be obtained unless there is an effective bond between the two, and this is the continuing objective of reinforced plastics production, design and processing.
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Manufacturers, specifiers, suppliers and end-users of reinforced plastics; plastics engineers; consultants; R&D staff; maintenance/repair staff


Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-450-3

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction; Chapter 2 – Reinforcements; Chapter 3 – Plastics; Chapter 4 – Compound Constructions; Chapter 5- Fabricating Processes; Chapter 6 – Markets/Products; Chapter 7 – Designs; Chapter 8 – Engineering Analyses; Chapter 9 – Selecting Plastics and Process; Chapter 10 – Summary.