Thermosetting plastics are a distinct category of plastics whose high performance, durability and reliability at high temperatures makes them suitable for specialty applications ranging from automotive and aerospace through to electronic packaging and consumer products (your melamine kitchen worktop is a thermoset resin!). Recent developments in thermoset plastics technology and processes has broadened their use exponentially over recent years, and these developments continue: in November 2011, French scientists created a new lightweight thermoset that is as strong and stable as previous materials yet can be easily reworked and reshaped when heated which makes it unique amongst thermosets and allows for repair and recycling.
The Handbook of Thermoset Plastics, now in its 3rd edition, provides a comprehensive survey of the chemical processes, manufacturing techniques and design properties of each polymer, along with their applications. Written by a team of highly experienced practitioners, the practical implications of using thermoset plastics are presented – both their strengths and weaknesses. The data and descriptions presented here enable engineers, scientists and technicians to form judgments and take action on the basis of informed analysis. The aim of the book is to help the reader to make the right decision and take the correct action – avoiding the pitfalls the authors’ experience has uncovered.
The new edition has been updated throughout to reflect current practice in manufacturing and processing, featuring:
- Case Studies to demonstrate how particular properties make different polymers suitable for different applications, as well as covering end-use and safety considerations.
- A new chapter on using nanoparticles to enhance thermal and mechanical properties.
- A new chapter describing new materials based on renewable resources (such as soy-based thermoset plas
- Goodman and Dodiuk-Kenig provide a comprehensive reference guide to the chemistry, manufacturing and applications of thermosets.
- Updated to include recent developments in manufacturing – from biopolymers to nanocomposites.
- Case Studies illustrate applications of key thermoset plastics.
Plastics engineers, chemical engineers, polymer chemists, designer engineers, manufacturing engineers and technicians, students of polymer engineering and chemistry.
About the Editors
List of Contributors
Cross-Linking 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
3. Polybenzoxazine–new generation phenolics
Synthesis of Benzoxazine Monomers (BZ)
Ring-Opening Polymerization of Benzoxazines
Regioselectivity and Cross-Linked Structure
Kinetics of Thermal Cure
Blends/Composites of Polybenzoxazines
Green Chemistry Approaches in PBZ
Click Chemistry in PBZ
Stability and Degradation
Chemistry of UF Resins: Urea–Formaldehyde Condensation
Chemistry of MF Resins: Melamine–Formaldehyde Condensation
General Principles of Manufacture and Application
Applications of Amino Resins
Resins from Furfuryl Alcohol and Furfural
Photocross-Linkable Furan Polyesters
Furan Polyurethane Foams
Photoresists from Pending Furan Chromophores
Ion-Exchange Resins Based on 2-Vinylfuran
Networks Based on Diels-Alder Polycondensations
6. Unsaturated Polyesters and Vinyl Esters
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- © William Andrew 2014
- 12th December 2013
- William Andrew
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