Thermoplastics and Thermoplastic Composites
- Michel Biron, Plastics Consultant, Les Ulis, France
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 âplastics solutions for practical problemsâ provides over 25 case studies illustrating a
wide range of design and production challenges across the spectrum of thermoplastics, from metal and glass replacement
solutions, to fire retardant plastics and antimicrobials.
In addition, Biron provides major new material on bioplastics and wood plastic composites (WPCs), and fully updated data
AudienceEngineers involved in the design, manufacturing and use of thermoplastic and composite products; equipment manufacturers. Sectors: automotive, aerospace, ship-building, industrial and military equipment, electrical engineering, offshore, sports and leisure, medical devices, consumer goods and packaging.
- Published: November 2012
- Imprint: WILLIAM ANDREW
- ISBN: 978-1-4557-7898-0
Table of Contents
1. Plastics compared to
2. The Plastics Industry: Economic
3. Basic Criteria for the Selection
4. Detailed Accounts of
5. Thermoplastic Processing
6. Thermoplastic Composites
7. Plastics solutions for practical
problems (Case Studies)
8. Future Prospects for
Thermoplastics and their