The Effect of UV Light and Weather

On Plastics and Elastomers, 2nd Edition


  • Liesl K. Massey, Fina Oil and Chemical Company

This extensively updated, comprehensive databook was created for design and application engineers, scientists, and material producer technical support and research and development personnel. Important weathering characteristics and material properties of plastics and elastomers are presented in discussion, tabular and graphical sections. It provides a ready reference for comparing materials in the same family as well as materials in different families.Data are presented on 80 major plastic and elastomer materials, including biodegradable or organic polymers. New to this edition, the resin chapters each contain textual summary information including category, general description, and weathering properties detailing information of the material's susceptibility or immunity to weathering including discussion of test results. Extensive references are provided. The resin chapter material supplier trade name product data are presented in graphical and tabular format, with results normalized to SI units, retaining the familiar format of the 1st edition and allowing easy comparison between materials and test conditions.
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Design and application engineers, scientists, material producers, technical support, researchers and developers in plastics industry.


Book information

  • Published: September 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1525-8

Table of Contents

Introduction to WeatheringTest MethodsThermoplasticsABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate / Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Capstock AcetalAcrylonitrile Styrene AcrylateAcrylic Acrylic and Acrylic CopolymerAcrylic and Polyvinyl Chloride CoextrusionCellulosic PlasticCellulose Acetate ButyrateFluoropolymersFluoropolymers Overview Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE or TFE) Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)Perfluoroalkoxy PFA and MFAPolyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE)Ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE)Ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) Polyvinylfluoride (PVF)Ionomer Polyphenylene OxideNylon Nylon Overview Nylon 6 Nylon 12Nylon with Glass FiberNylon 66Nylon 6,6 TNylon MXD6PolyarylamidePolycarbonate PolycarbonatePolycarbonate Blends PolyesterPolybutylene TerephthalatePolyethylene TerephthalateLiquid Crystal PolymersPolyarylate PolyimidePolyamideimidePolyetherimidePolyketone Polyetheretherketone û PEEKPolyolefinPolyethylene Overview Low Density PolyethyleneHigh Density Polyethylene Ultrahigh Molecular Weight PolyethylenePolyethylene Copolymers PolypropylenePolymethylpentenePolyphenylene SulfidePolystyreneGeneral Purpose PolystyreneHigh Impact Polystyrene PolysulfonePolyethersulfoneStyrene Acrylonitrile CopolymerStyrene Butadiene CopolymerVinyl Resin Polyvinyl ChlorideChlorinated Polyvinyl ChlorideThermoplastic Blends / AlloysABS Vinyl Resin AlloyABS Polyvinyl Chloride AlloyAcrylic (PMMA) Polyvinyl AlloyPolycarbonate ABS Alloy ChapterBiodegradable Thermoplastic AlloysBiodegradable Polyethylene Films Biodegradable Polyethylene Films Starch Synthetic Resin AlloyThermosetsPolyesterThermoset PolyesterPolyurethane Polyurethane Reaction Injection Molding SystemThermoplastic ElastomersThermoplastic Elastomers Overview Chlorinate Polyethylene ElastomerOlefinic Thermoplastic ElastomerPolyester Thermoplastic ElastomerPoly Styrene Butadiene Styrene Thermoplastic Styrenic Thermoplastic ElastomerUrethane Thermoplastic ElastomerNitrile Thermoplastic ElastomersThermoset Elastomers or RubbersThermoset Elastomers or Rubbers Overview Butyl Rubber, Bromobutyl Rubber, and Chlorobutyl RubberChlorosulfonated Polyethylene RubberEthylene Propylene CopolymerEthylene Propylene Diene Methylene Terpolymer (EPDM)Neoprene Rubber PolybutadienePolyisoprene RubberPolyurethane Silicone RubberAppendix 1: Fluoropolymers in coatings applications Appendix 2: Coil Coatings End Notes to Tables Glossary of TermsGraph IndexTable IndexTradename IndexReferences