Description

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

Key Features

  • 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.

Readership

Plastics engineers, chemical engineers, polymer chemists, designer engineers, manufacturing engineers and technicians, students of polymer engineering and chemistry.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the Editors

List of Contributors

1. Introduction

History

Definitions

Cross-Linking and Curing

Influence of Time, Temperature, and Mass

Shelf Life and Pot Life

Curing

Staging

Stoichiometric Considerations

Prepolymerization and Adducting

References

Further Reading

2. Phenol–Formaldehydes

Introduction

Raw Materials

Phenol

Resinification (Production) of Phenol–Formaldehyde Resins

Phenolic Resins in Friction Materials

References

Further Reading

3. Polybenzoxazine–new generation phenolics

Introduction

Synthesis of Benzoxazine Monomers (BZ)

Ring-Opening Polymerization of Benzoxazines

Regioselectivity and Cross-Linked Structure

Inter/Intramolecular H-Bonding

Kinetics of Thermal Cure

Structure-Property Relationships

Blends/Composites of Polybenzoxazines

Green Chemistry Approaches in PBZ

Click Chemistry in PBZ

Stability and Degradation

Outlook

Acknowledgments

References

4. Aminos

Introduction

Raw Materials

Chemistry of UF Resins: Urea–Formaldehyde Condensation

Chemistry of MF Resins: Melamine–Formaldehyde Condensation

General Principles of Manufacture and Application

Applications of Amino Resins

References

5. Furans

Introduction

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

References

6. Unsaturated Polyesters and Vinyl Esters

Unsaturated Polyesters

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Details

No. of pages:
800
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Electronic ISBN:
9781455731091
Print ISBN:
9781455731077