Handbook of Plastics Joining

Handbook of Plastics Joining

A Practical Guide

2nd Edition - September 4, 2008

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  • Author: Michael Troughton
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519768
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780815515814

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The new edition of this bestselling reference provides fully updated and detailed descriptions of plastics joining processes, plus an extensive compilation of data on joining specific materials. The volume is divided into two main parts: processes and materials. The processing section has 18 chapters, each explaining a different joining technique. The materials section has joining information for 25 generic polymer families. Both sections contain data organized according to the joining methods used for that material.

Key Features

  • A significant and extensive update from experts at The Welding Institute
  • A systematic approach to discussing each joining method including: process, advantages and disadvantages, applications, materials, equipment, joint design, and welding parameters
  • Includes international suppliers’ directory and glossary of key joining terms
  • Includes new techniques such as flash free welding and friction stir welding
  • Covers thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, and rubbers.


Engineers, scientists and technicians in the automotive, medical, utilities, construction, electronics, packaging, and plastics manufacturing industries.

Table of Contents

  • Heated Tool Welding; Ultrasonic Welding; Vibration Welding; Spin Welding; Radio Frequency Welding; Hot Gas Welding; Extrusion Welding; Laser Welding; Infrared Welding; Resistive Implant Welding; Induction Welding; Heat Sealing; Flash Free Welding; Friction Stir Welding; Microwave Welding; Solvent Welding; Adhesive Bonding; Mechanical Fastening; Material Specific Joining Information (25 Generic Polymer Families)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2008
  • Published: September 4, 2008
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519768
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780815515814

About the Author

Michael Troughton

Affiliations and Expertise

The Welding Institute (UK)

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  • Andrea B. Sun May 22 2022

    Handbook of plastic joint

    Pratical, you can find an idea of the different technology approach to the plastic joint technics. Some more detailed, some other very light. A first step in this world...