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Once occupying a lesser, yet significant, role in the plastics' industry, thermoset plastics technology has increasingly become important to designers and users who work in specialty applications. Everything from toys to medical devices, and from automotive to sports and recreation products, are being manufactured using thermoset plastics. An increased understanding of thermoset plastics technology and processes has broadened their use exponentially over the last few years. In fact, the importance and contributions of unsaturated polyesters, urethanes, and epoxy thermosets have driven unprecedented sales and production figures that approach the definition of commodity materials.
As a survey of the technology, the handbook provides the reader with the practical implications of crosslinking, as well as establishing relationships between time, temperature, and mass, often ignored in the general overviews allotted to thermoset plastics in other handbooks. The Handbook of Thermoset Plastics offers the most complete collection of general and technical details available for this important subject.
Engineers, chemists, physicists, technicians and students who need general, as well as technical, details concerning thermoset plastics.
Crosslinking and Curing
Influence of Time, Temperature, and Mass
Shelf Life and Pot Life
Prepolymerization and Adducting
Resinification (Production) of Phenol-Formaldehyde Resins
Phenolic Resins in Friction Materials
Phenolic Resins Trade Names and Manufactures
3. Amino and Furan Resins
Properties of Amino and Furan Resins
4. Unsaturated Polyester and Vinyl Ester Resins
Vinyl Ester Resins
Compounding of Unsaturated Polyester and Vinyl Ester Resins
Applicable Manufacturing Process
Trade Names and Manufacturers of Unsaturated Polyester and Vinyl Esters
Polymerization and Processing
References and Bibliography
6. Epoxy Resins
Curatives and Grosslinking Reactions
Alkaline Curing Agents
Acid Curing Agents
7. Thermoset Polyurethanes
Environmental Regulation and its Impact on Polyurethane Technology
Modification of Amines for Reaction with Isocyanates
Other Two-Component Polyurethanes
8. High performance Polyimides and Related Thermoset Polymers; Past and Present Development, and Future Research irection
Polyimides from Condensation Reactions
Addition-Curable Polyimides and Other Polymers
Nadimide-Terminated Thermosetting Polyimides
Maleimide- Terminated Thermosetting Polyimides
Cyanate- Terminated Thermosetting Polymers
High Temperature Thermosetting resins Based on Phtalonitrile
Acetylene-Terminated Thermosetting Polymers
Phenylethynyl-Terminated Thermosetting Polymers
Applicability of Thermoset Isoimides/Imides to Resin Transfer Molding Processing
Application of High-Performance Polymers to Improve Galvanic Corrosion of Imide-Based Composites
Application of High-Performance Polymers in Lightning Strike Protection Technology Using Nonmetallic Materials
Future Demands in Ultrahigh Temperature Resistant Polymers
Chemical Structures Suitable for Ultrahigh temperature Use
Novel Cross-Linking Mechanisms for Stability at Ultrahigh Temperatures
Heat Cured Systems
Government Specifications for Silicone Products
10. Crosslinked Thermoplastics
Crosslinking of Thermoplastics
Effects of Crosslinking on Polymer
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- © William Andrew 1999
- 31st December 1999
- William Andrew
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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).
Prof. Hanna Dodiuk is Head of the Department of Polymers and Plastics Engineering at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, in Israel.