The Effect of UV Light and Weather on Plastics and Elastomers, 3eBy
- Laurence McKeen, Senior Research Associate, DuPont, Wilmington, DE, USA
This reference guide brings together a wide range of essential data on the effect of weather and UV light exposure on
plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data is supported
by explanations of how to make use of the data in real world engineering contexts.
Outdoor usage, in both normal and extreme environments, has a variety of effects on the different plastics and elastomerssuitable for outdoor applications - such as discoloring and brittleness. The data tables in this book enable engineers and
scientists to select the right materials for a given product or application, across a wide range of sectors includingconstruction, packaging, signage, consumer (e.g. toys, outdoor furniture), automotive & aerospace, defense, etc.
The third edition includes new text chapters that provide the underpinning knowledge required to make best use of the data.Larry McKeen has also added detailed descriptions of the effect of weathering on the most common polymer classes such
as polyolefins, polyamides, polyesters, elastomers, fluoropolymers, biodegradable plastics, etc. - and explanations of theeffect of weather on the polymers being treated - making this book an invaluable design guide as well as an industry
standard data source.Data has been updated throughout, with 25% new data.
The resulting Handbook is an essential reference for Plastics Engineers, Materials Scientists and Chemists working incontexts where outdoor use is envisaged.
Plastics engineers, product
Hardbound, 512 Pages
Published: August 2013
Imprint: William Andrew
Introduction to Plastics and
2. Introduction toEnvironmental testing
3. Production of plastic filmsand articles
4. Principles ofphotochemistry
5. Markets and Applicationsfor Plastics requiring UV
6. Styrene-based Plastics7. Polyesters
8. Polyimides9. Polyamides (Nylons)
10. Polyolefins, Polyvinyls &Acrylics
11. Fluoropolymers12. High Temperature/High
Performance Polymers13. Elastomers and rubbers
14. Environmentally friendlypolymers (biosource and