Handbook of Thermoset Plastics

Handbook of Thermoset Plastics

4th Edition - October 21, 2021

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  • Editor: Hanna Dodiuk
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128216323
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323899949

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Handbook of Thermoset Plastics, Fourth Edition provides complete coverage of the chemical processes, manufacturing techniques and design properties of each polymer, along with its applications. This new edition has been expanded to include the latest developments in the field, with new chapters on radiation curing, biological adhesives, vitrimers, and 3D printing. This detailed handbook considers the practical implications of using thermoset plastics and the relationships between processing, properties and applications, as well as analyzing the strengths and weakness of different methods and applications.The aim of the book is to help the reader to make the right decision and take the correct action on the basis of informed analysis – avoiding the pitfalls the authors’ experience has uncovered. In industry, the book supports engineers, scientists, manufacturers and R&D professionals working with plastics. The information included will also be of interest to researchers and advanced students in plastics engineering, polymer chemistry, adhesives and coatings.

Key Features

  • Offers a systematic approach, guiding the reader through chemistry, processing methods, properties and applications of thermosetting polymers
  • Includes thorough updates that discuss current practice and the new developments on biopolymers, nanotechnology, 3D printing, radiation curing and biological adhesives
  • Uses case studies to demonstrate how particular properties make different polymers suitable for different applications
  • Covers end-use and safety considerations


Industry: Plastics engineers; materials engineers; chemical engineers; R&D professionals, scientists, and manufacturers working with plastics. Academia: Researchers and advanced students in plastics engineering, plastics processing, polymer chemistry, adhesives and coatings, and materials engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Phenol–Formaldehydes resins
    3. Polybenzoxazine: recent advances
    4. Amino resins
    5. Furan resins
    6. Unsaturated Polyesters and Vinyl Esters
    7. Allyls
    8. Epoxies
    9. Polyurethanes
    10. High-Performance aromatic polyimides, fluoropolymides, and other high-temperature-resistant thermoset polymers
    11. Cyanate ester resins
    12. Maleimide-Based Alder-Ene thermosets: recent advances
    13. Silicones
    14. Thermosets from renewable sources
    15. Cross-linked thermoplastics
    16. Thermosets based on reversible covalent bonds (vitrimers)
    17. Thermosetting polymer based syntactic foams: an overview
    18. Nanotechnology-based thermosets
    19. Radiation curing thermosets
    20. Dual-curing thermosets
    21. Synthetic applications of click chemistry in thermosetting block and graft polymers
    22. Self-healing thermosets
    23. 3D printing
    24. Processing and process control

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1116
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2021
  • Published: October 21, 2021
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128216323
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323899949

About the Editor

Hanna Dodiuk

Prof. Hanna Dodiuk is Head of the Department of Polymers and Plastics Engineering at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, in Israel. After completing her Ph.D. at the Chemistry Department of Tel-Aviv University in 1977, Prof. Dodiuk worked in postdoctoral roles at Tel-Aviv University and at the University of Goettingen, Germany. In 1979, she joined the Israeli Armament Development Authority (ADA), holding positions as Head of Adhesion Group in the Materials and Processes Department from 1981, and Director of the Materials and Processes Department from 1991. Prof. Dodiuk joined Shenkar College as an Affiliate Associate Professor in 1996, becoming Full Professor in 2000 and Head of the Department of Polymers and Plastics Engineering in 2006. She has also held short-term roles as Visiting Scientist Consultant and Visiting Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA), Visiting Professor and Invited Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (USA), and Visiting Scientist at Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany).

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Department of Polymers and Plastics Engineering, Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, Israel

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