Thermoplastics and Thermoplastic Composites

Technical Information for Plastics Users


  • Michel Biron, Plastics Consultant, Les Ulis, France

Thermoplastics represent appx 90% by weight of all plastics consumed world-wide. We know them mainly in the form of polythenes, polyolefins, polystyrenes, nylons and acrylics. Under different heating conditions and by varying the composition of the plastic it is possible to make many different products with differing properties.This is a decision-making tool and source-book of information for plastics users, providing detailed accounts of the materials used, their economics,the selection of appropriate materials, and the use of thermoplastic resins and their composites. By having this book to hand, you will use the right material in the right way to produce the right product.
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Users, designers, specifiers and manufacturers of plastic parts in the automotive, transport, aeronautical, sports and leisure, consumer goods and packaging industries. Research and Development departments; academic departments.


Book information

  • Published: April 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-478-7