Thermoplastics and Thermoplastic CompositesBy
- Michel Biron, Plastics Consultant, Les Ulis, France
This book bridges the technology and business aspects of thermoplastics, providing a guide designed for engineers working
in real-world industrial settings. The author explores the criteria for material selection, provides a detailed guide to each
family of thermoplastics, and also explains the various processing options for each material type.
More than 30 families of thermoplastics are described with information on their advantages and drawbacks, special grades,prices, transformation processes, applications, thermal behaviour, technological properties (tenacity, friction, dimensional
stability), durability (ageing, creep, fatigue), chemical and fire behaviour, electrical properties, and joining possibilities.Biron explores the technological properties and economics of the major thermoplastics and reinforced thermoplastics, such
as polyethylene, and emerging polymers such as polybenzimidazole, Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) and bioplastics.In the second edition, a new section plastics solutions for practical problems provides over 25 case studies illustrating a
wide range of design and production challenges across the spectrum of thermoplastics, from metal and glass replacementsolutions, to fire retardant plastics and antimicrobials.
In addition, Biron provides major new material on bioplastics and wood plastic composites (WPCs), and fully updated datathroughout.
Engineers involved in the design, manufacturing and use of thermoplastic and composite products; equipment
Hardbound, 1064 Pages
Published: November 2012
Imprint: William Andrew
1. Plastics compared to
2. The Plastics Industry: EconomicOverview
3. Basic Criteria for the Selectionof Thermoplastics
4. Detailed Accounts ofThermoplastic Resins
5. Thermoplastic Processing6. Thermoplastic Composites
7. Plastics solutions for practicalproblems (Case Studies)
8. Future Prospects forThermoplastics and their