Handbook of Thermoset Plastics

Handbook of Thermoset Plastics

2nd Edition - December 31, 1999

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  • Editor: Hanna Dodiuk
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517771

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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.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    Crosslinking and Curing
    Influence of Time, Temperature, and Mass
    Shelf Life and Pot Life
    Stoichiometric Considerations
    Prepolymerization and Adducting
    2. Phenol-Formaldehyde
    Raw Materials
    Resinification (Production) of Phenol-Formaldehyde Resins
    Phenolic Resins in Friction Materials
    Phenolic Resins Trade Names and Manufactures
    3. Amino and Furan Resins
    Raw Materials
    Amino Resins
    Furan Resins
    Properties of Amino and Furan Resins
    Trade Names
    4. Unsaturated Polyester and Vinyl Ester Resins
    Unsaturated Polyesters
    Vinyl Ester Resins
    Compounding of Unsaturated Polyester and Vinyl Ester Resins
    Applicable Manufacturing Process
    Recent Developments
    Trade Names and Manufacturers of Unsaturated Polyester and Vinyl Esters
    5. Allyls
    Polymerization and Processing
    References and Bibliography
    6. Epoxy Resins
    Resin Types
    Curatives and Grosslinking Reactions
    Alkaline Curing Agents
    Acid Curing Agents
    Formulation Principles
    7. Thermoset Polyurethanes
    Environmental Regulation and its Impact on Polyurethane Technology
    Modification of Amines for Reaction with Isocyanates
    Recent Development
    JEFFAMINES$#174; (Polyoxyalkylendimine)
    Water-Borne Polyurethanes
    Other Two-Component Polyurethanes
    8. High performance Polyimides and Related Thermoset Polymers; Past and Present Development, and Future Research irection
    Historical Perspective
    Polyimides from Condensation Reactions
    Thermoplastic Polyimides
    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
    Propargyl-Terminated Oligomers
    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
    Polymer-Ceramic Materials
    9. Silicones
    Silicone Fluids
    Silicone Rubbers
    Room-Temperature-Vulcanizing Silicones
    Heat Cured Systems
    Silicone Laminates
    Government Specifications for Silicone Products
    10. Crosslinked Thermoplastics
    Crosslinking of Thermoplastics
    Effects of Crosslinking on Polymer
    Chemical Crosslinking
    Rotational Molding
    Post-Irradiation Effects
    Trade Names

Product details

  • No. of pages: 604
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1999
  • Published: December 31, 1999
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517771

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).

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

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